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3 Mar 1 No & 3 Yeses again ! [robert adamo ]
3 Mar Dune Road, Shinnecock, Riverhead (Suffolk) [Douglas Futuyma ]
4 Mar Brooklyn Barrow's Goldeneye et. al. [Shane Blodgett ]
3 Mar Barrow's Goldeneye/ Brooklyn [Shane Blodgett ]
3 Mar Babylon Village N. Shovelers ["Grover, Bob" ]
3 Mar Common Goldeneye [Dan ]
3 Mar Shoreham Killdeer [Joel Horman ]
3 Mar Northern Goshawk at Jones Beach [Patricia Manzi ]
3 Mar Brooklyn Bird Club Evening Presentation [Dennis Hrehowsik ]
2 Mar 1 No & 3 Yesses [robert adamo ]
2 Mar Syracuse RBA [Joseph Brin ]
2 Mar Staten Island [syschiff ]
1 Mar My 2 posts on 2/28/15 [robert adamo ]
1 Mar R.-n. Grebe etc. Manhattan, NYC 3/1 [Thomas Fiore ]
1 Mar BHGU, LALO, RNGR, Queens Birding 3-1-2014 [Andrew Baksh ]
1 Mar Red-necked Grebes on East End [Ken Feustel ]
1 Mar Red-necked Grebes at Robert Moses SP and Oak Beach (Suffolk, LI) [Peter Morris ]
1 Mar Red-necked Grebes at Point Lookout (Nassau Co., LI) [Robert Paxton ]
1 Mar Fwd: Any Intel Sun 3/1 Gyrfalcon- Gardiner NY [Chrissy G ]
1 Mar Queens & Bklyn Red-necked Grebe, etc. [d Futuyma ]
1 Mar ' Twas a family & fun (birding) day ! [robert adamo ]
1 Mar Bald Eagles [Kieran Mannion ]
1 Mar Via Facebook: Gyr YES in Gardiner [Ryan MacLean ]
1 Mar Common Redpoll Brooklyn [Dennis Hrehowsik ]
1 Mar Barnacle Goose- Calverton [Keith Cashman ]
1 Mar Barnacle Goose [Keith Cashman ]
1 Mar Barnacle Goose [Keith Cashman ]
1 Mar Pine Siskin [Orhan Birol ]
1 Mar Rough-legged Hawks, Red-necked Grebes etc. in BK & QNS [gabriel willow ]
1 Mar Barrow's Goldeneye Pic [Steve Walter ]
28 Feb Fwd: ELIAS May Program at QWR [robert adamo ]
28 Feb Fwd: Good food - good company ! [robert adamo ]
28 Feb EPCAL Rough-legged Hawks and dead loon [Michael Schrimpf ]
28 Feb Gyr Wallkill [Meghan ]
28 Feb Clarity re: Gyrfalcons [Brian Whipple ]
28 Feb Gyr [Meghan ]
28 Feb 10 Red-necked Grebes - Smith Point CP (Suffolk) [Derek Rogers ]
28 Feb Wallkill gyr [Peter Feinberg ]
28 Feb GYRFALCON-YES ["Robert A. Proniewych" ]
28 Feb Riverhead Pink Footed Goose [Kenton Gomez ]
28 Feb EPCAL- Rough-Legged Hawks [Keith Cashman ]
28 Feb YES - GYRFALCON 2/28 Gardiner NY new location [Mardi Dickinson ]
28 Feb Re: Croton Point [Larry Trachtenberg ]
28 Feb Croton Point ["Carney, Martin" ]
28 Feb Re:Gyrfalcon- Gardiner NY [Chrissy G ]
28 Feb Gyrfalcon- Gardiner NY [Chrissy G ]
27 Feb Wilson's Snipe ["Robert A. Proniewych" ]
27 Feb NYC Area RBA: 27 February 2015 [Gail Benson ]
27 Feb Fwd: 2015 Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz [Derek Rogers ]
28 Feb Wallkill Gyrfalcon update? []
27 Feb 2 Red-necked Grebes, Georges Is., Montrose [Tait Johansson ]
27 Feb LAST CALL for 2014 County & State Listing Reports ["Carena Pooth" ]
27 Feb Many more morphs: or, how many Rough-legged Hawks were on L. I. today ? [robert adamo ]
26 Feb Kings County Rough-legged Hawks [Sean Sime ]
26 Feb interesting Beach Birds Feb. 26, 2015 [Ardith Bondi ]
26 Feb Re: Gyrfalcon [Scott Haber ]
26 Feb Re: Gyrfalcon [Scott Haber ]
26 Feb Gyrfalcon []
26 Feb Correction - 2/25 NO GYRFALCON [Mardi Dickinson ]
25 Feb GYRFALCON Wallkill NY - YES 2/25 [Mardi Dickinson ]
25 Feb Pink-footed staying put ! [robert adamo ]
25 Feb Alewife Monitoring Training Sessions this March ["Amy C. Mandelbaum" ]
25 Feb Bald Eagle & Eurasin Widgeon [Phil Uruburu ]
25 Feb 2 flying Wild Turkeys for dessert ! [robert adamo ]
24 Feb Wallkill GYRFALCON - YES Tuesday 2/24 [Mardi Dickinson ]
23 Feb Syracuse RBA [Joseph Brin ]
23 Feb C.Redpoll, etc. Central Park, NYC 2/23 [Thomas Fiore ]
23 Feb 2-22 Queens County Rough-legged & Red-shouldered Hawks + [Andrew Baksh ]
23 Feb North Shore Audubon Society - Tues. Feb 24, 2015 - Doug Robinson presents "American Crows" [Nancy Tognan ]
22 Feb Re: Barrier beach Rough-legged Hawks [Mike ]
22 Feb RE: Barrier beach Rough-legged Hawks [Steve Walter ]
23 Feb Rough-legged Hawks at EPCAL []
22 Feb Barrier beach Rough-legged Hawks [John Gluth ]
22 Feb Napeague red-shouldered hawk [Bruce Horwith ]
22 Feb Common Raven, Central Islip (Suffolk Co) []
22 Feb Re: Jones Beach Snow Geese, Raptors [Luke ]

Subject: 1 No & 3 Yeses again !
From: robert adamo <radamo4691 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 23:49:42 -0500
Today,  I spent ~ 2 hours total during the early, and then the late
afternoon, trying for the Barnacle Goose seen in Calverton this past
Sunday. Although I missed again, I did manage to see a light morph
Rough-legged Hawk, and a Red-tailed Hawk between Edwards & Manor Avenues.
Closer to home, over Middle Rd. in Riverhead, a Kestrel was a pleasing
sight !

Cheers,
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Subject: Dune Road, Shinnecock, Riverhead (Suffolk)
From: Douglas Futuyma <dfutuyma AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 23:09:52 -0500
This morning I drove Dune Road from Westhampton to Shinnecock Inlet, under
exceptionally pleasant conditions for birding: it was almost windless and
relatively "warm" (by current standards). I checked the ocean at almost
every viewpoint. A single Red-necked Grebe was a short distance east of
Quogue Village Beach, and a pale Rough-legged Hawk was over the marsh near
Dolphin Lane.  On the bay at Shinnecock Inlet, the tide was extremely low.
About 70 seals (mostly or all Harbor, as far as I could tell, given limited
knowledge and considerable distance) were hauled out on a sandbar to the
northeast. I saw fewer than 100 Common Eider on the bay, most quite
distant. However, a very large flock of birds, well over 5000, extended
seaward, somewhat east of the eastern jetty. Most were very distant, and
identification would have been fairly difficult if there had been wind.
Scoters and Long-tailed Ducks predominated, but there were at least 1000
Common Eider, as well as many feeding gulls and a fair number of Common
Loons.  (I saw no Red-throated Loons today, and my impression is that they
are quite uncommon this season.)  I did not see King Eider, but had limited
time to work the large flock, much of which, moreover, took flight and
settled very far out when a boat approached.

At the fields east of Riverhead, small flocks of geese were flying over,
but almost the only ones  on the ground were in a very large, dense flock
on Roanoke Avenue, south of Reeves Avenue. I could find only Canada Geese,
but had only about 20 minutes to search.

Doug Futuyma
Stony Brook

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Subject: Brooklyn Barrow's Goldeneye et. al.
From: Shane Blodgett <shaneblodgett AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 00:00:35 +0000 (UTC)
Had a good day in Brooklyn (before the snow), capped off with the male BARROW'S 
GOLDENEYE (BAGO) seen in Rockaway Inlet from Manhattan Beach Park between 
2:15-2:45 p.m. 

Map: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zTixGyKi8_-M.keyDKxMOSLxA
The bird was associating with about 10-15 Common Goldeneye (COGO) and there 
were ~125 additional COGO in the inlet. It was not all that active initially 
and I was able to pick it out from the Commons on the basis of a distinct line 
of white squares on the black back, a black shoulder spur and the distinctive 
head shape with an obvious crescent-shaped facial spot. I was able to stay on 
it fairly easily for about 1/2 ghour but unfortunately by the time Bobbi Manian 
arrived the bird had started to dive and move about. With the storm starting to 
whip up the waves and snow coming down visibility quickly deteriorated and we 
were unable to refind it in about 10-15 minutes of looking. Also unfortunate 
was that the bird was at least 500 yards away (and maybe more like a half mile) 
and my attempts at photographing it were for the most part unsuccessful. 

The weather doesn't look ideal for looking for it for the next couple of days, 
but this location had had a lot of Goldeneye in the past few weeks and 
hopefully the bird will linger in the area at least through the 
weekend. Earlier in the day I spent my time at Floyd Bennett and tallied at 
least 2-3 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS, a SHORT-EARED OWL (had 2 RLHA and the SEOW in 
same binocular view at one point). Watched a light morph successfully catch a 
mouse/vole two different times. Other raptors seen were a continuing 
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, a MERLIN, a NORTHERN HARRIER and 2 early migrating TURKEY 
VULTURES. 3 RED-NECKED GREBES were seen in Jamaica Bay from the boat launch.  

Landbirds included at least 5 FIELD SPARROWS in one flock, 6-7 RED-BREASTED 
NUTHATCHES in the pines near the southern entrance and 2 LAPLAND LONGSPURS in a 
small flock of Horned Larks in the community garden parking lot. 

A brief search for the MEW Gull came up empty, though another RED-NECKED GREBE 
and the continuing ICELAND GULL were nice. I have not seen the Mew since Feb. 
17th despite multiple attempts. 

See you afield,Shane BlodgettBrooklyn NY
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Subject: Barrow's Goldeneye/ Brooklyn
From: Shane Blodgett <shaneblodgett AT yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 14:41:04 -0500
Looking at a male BAGO in Rockaway Inlet just east of Manhattan Beach Park in 
Brooklyn (Kings). 


Shane Blodgett 
Brooklyn NY

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Subject: Babylon Village N. Shovelers
From: "Grover, Bob" <rgrover AT gpinet.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 18:48:19 +0000
Impressive numbers in Argyle Boat Basin.  I counted 37 at lunchtime today.
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Subject: Common Goldeneye
From: Dan <danieljh13 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:00:08 -0500
Today (3/3) at about 9:00 I observed a common goldeneye hen at milburn pond in 
Baldwin. The bird was with 3 ring-necked ducks, 2 drakes and 1 hen. 


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Subject: Shoreham Killdeer
From: Joel Horman <jlhorman AT optonline.net>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 09:52:51 -0500
At dusk yesterday a pair of Killdeer appeared on the frozen Shoreham sod 
fields at Cooper St. Hopefully, harbingers of an early Spring.

Peggy & Joel Horman,
Ridge

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Subject: Northern Goshawk at Jones Beach
From: Patricia Manzi <aviancelt AT aol.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 08:30:46 -0500
Yesterday afternoon around 5:15 I had an immature NORTHERN GOSHAWK at Jones 
Beach at the southeastern most portion of West End 2. The bird remained perched 
in a shrub before landing atop a dune where is proceeded to dive south after a 
small flock of horned larks. The bird did not reappear. Also in the vicinity 
was a dark phase rough-legged hawk (on ocean parkway, west of the needle, 
aforementioned horned larks, red-breasted mergansers (flying overhead), and a 
female northern harrier who has been frequenting the western most area of West 
End 2 . 



Good birding,
 
Patricia Manzi
Massapequa, NY

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Subject: Brooklyn Bird Club Evening Presentation
From: Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 07:51:09 -0500
Please join the Brooklyn Bird Club Tuesday, March10th, 7:00 PM for:

Iceland: Land of Fire, Ice and BIRDS!

Presenter: Sandra Paci

Location: Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch
at Grand Army Plaza


The lure of Iceland for birders lies not in the number of species to be
seen, but in the quality of those species and the opportunity to encounter
them in spectacularly beautiful and unspoiled landscapes, sometimes in
overwhelming numbers. Seabirds, shorebirds, waterfowl, and gulls are all
well represented. Some are special Icelandic races and subspecies found
nowhere else. Many birds in this sparsely populated land show a remarkable
lack of fear of humans, allowing for close viewing and photography. Join
Sandra Paci as she discusses her 2013 journey to this intriguing island
nation.

Sandra Paci was born in Baltimore, Maryland and lives in New York City,
where she works for a gallery in the Chelsea art district and is an active
member of the Brooklyn Bird Club and the Linnaean Society of New York.
Since first catching the travel bug in the early 1980s, she has ventured to
over twenty countries outside the U.S., mostly in Europe and Latin America.
Sandra became an avid birder in 2003 and has enjoyed long-distance birding
trips to Alaska, Mexico, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Iceland
and Morocco.

http://www.brooklynbirdclub.org/meetings.htm


Dennis Hrehowsik

Brooklyn

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Subject: 1 No & 3 Yesses
From: robert adamo <radamo4691 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 23:13:09 -0500
Spent some time mid-afternoon looking for the Barnacle Goose seen yesterday
in Calverton, without success. This "trolling" did produce 1 N. Harrier, a
pair of Red-tailed Hawks resting side by side on an electric transmission
pole, and a flock of ~ 40 Horned Larks.

Cheers,
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Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 22:55:14 +0000
RBA *  New York*  Syracuse* March 02, 2015*  NYSY  03. 02. 15 Hotline: 
Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):February 23, 2015 - March 02, 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: March 02 AT 5:00 p.m. (EST)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga 
Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  #432 Monday March 02, 
2015 Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week 
of February 09, 2014 Highlights:----------- 

RED-NECKED GREBETRUMPETER SWANHARLEQUIN DUCKBARROW’S GOLDENEYERED-SHOULDERED 
HAWK MERLINICELAND GULLLESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLSNOWY OWLSHORT-EARED OWLEVENING 
GROSBEAKCHIPPING SPARROWWHITE-CROWNED SPARROW 


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

No reports this week

Derby Hill------------
     The Hawk Watch at Derby Hill began yesterday. David Wheeler will be the 
Hawk Counter this season. Nothing was seen in five hours of watching. 


Oneida County------------
     2/23:  A female HARLEQUIN DUCK was discovered below the dam at Delta 
Lake. It was seen as recently as yesterday.     2/25: A SAW-WHET OWL was 
found resting in a tree in Waterville. Unfortunately at one point it chose to 
fly and the observer saw a cooper’s Hawk take the Owl. Nature favors the big 
bird. A MERLIN was seen on Turin Road in Rome.     3/1: An ICELAND GULL was 
seen at Delta Lake. 


Onondaga County------------
     2/25: Two TRUMPETER SWANS continue at Baldwinsville below the dam. They 
have been seen daily and were present again today in the afternoon.  An 
overwintering CHIPPING SPARROW was again seen at a feeder in Skaneateles.   
  2/26: A SNOWY OWL was again seen at Hancock Airport in Syracuse.     
2/28: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL and 3 ICELAND GULLS were discovered below the 
dam in Baldwinsville. also seen and photographed was a RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, 
quite uncommon at this area.     3/1: 2 adult WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS were 
seen at a feeder on Kester Road east of Elbridge. 


Oswego County------------
     2/23: The female BARROW’S GOLDENEYE continues below the bridge in 
Phoenix and was seen daily including today.     3/1: A RED-NECKED GREBE was 
seen in the Oswego River in Phoenix. 


Madison County------------


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Subject: Staten Island
From: syschiff <icterus AT optonline.net>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 15:42:29 -0500
2 March, 2015

Joe Giunta, Debbie Martin and I (Sy Schiff) went to Moravian Cemetery on Staten 
Is. and found the BARROW'S GOLDENEYE among an interesting cluster of dabbling 
and diving ducks.ducks in the pond. This included:-- 

MALLARD, BLACK DUCK, GADWALL, GREEN-WINGED TEAL, NORTHERN PINTAIL, COMMON 
GOLDENEYE, CANVASBACK, RING-NECKED DUCK, COMMON MERGANSER and HOODED MERGANSER. 


We then drove into Great Kills Park down to Crook's Pt. On the way we saw TREE 
SPARROWS and a perched RED-SHOULDERED and RED-TAILED HAWK. At the entrance to 
the last parking lot we saw a large flock of RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS in a tree 
and a flock of HORNED LARKS feeding in the snow. Several COMMON GOLDENEYE and a 
flock of BUFFLEHEAD were out in the water as seen from the lot. 


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Subject: My 2 posts on 2/28/15
From: robert adamo <radamo4691 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 23:26:50 -0500
I apologize for the above - they were sent to the listserve by mistake.

Bob

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Subject: R.-n. Grebe etc. Manhattan, NYC 3/1
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 16:24:42 -0500
continuing the theme,

Sunday, 1st of March 2015 - at the East River off Manhattan's (N.Y.  
City) east shoreline & a few hundred yards south of the R.F.K.  
(Triboro) bridge, was a Red-necked Grebe (in transitional plumage) not  
too far off the shoreline, seen feeding. That area also held a modest  
assortment of ducks including Ruddy (80+), Common Goldeneye (pair),  
Bufflehead (30+), Gadwall (20+), American Black Ducks, Mallards, and  
Red-breasted Mergansers (40+) as well as many hundreds of gulls, the  
majority of those Ring-billed, along with Herring & Greater Black- 
backed Gulls.

The grebe was seen as it was beginning to flurry; I then went over  
into Central Park where, at the Ramble's feeders, I immediately saw  
the male Common Redpoll, once having arrived there. The feeders &  
almost all of the Ramble were quite active with many hundreds of birds  
throughout, mostly the "usual" winter spp. but with a Chipping Sparrow  
that has overwintered also again present, and still at least several  
American Tree Sparrows (historically quite uncommon-rare in Central  
most winters), "red" Fox Sparrows, & so forth; a couple of Brown  
Thrashers also have managed to survive this tough (and ongoing) winter  
weather, and a Hermit Thrush that also did so was around the holly  
trees in Strawberry Fields. At the C.P. reservoir were several  
thousand gulls - this being a number I've noticed any number of times  
there in the past 2 weeks, but have yet to seriously scan through all,  
which just might lead to a nice find of some unexpected gull species;  
these gulls aren't constantly there but come in and leave at various  
times, it's seemed that roughly mid-day to mid-afternoon finds the  
greatest numbers on the ice at the reservoir.

good birding,

Tom Fiore
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Subject: BHGU, LALO, RNGR, Queens Birding 3-1-2014
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 17:18:50 -0500
I ended up spending most of the day birding Coastal Queens again--though
not by design. Today's coastal birding, was brought on by an effort to aid
an injured Harbor Seal that was observed yesterday on the beach at Jacob
Riis Park. In the end with a little encouragement the Seal made its way
back to the water. Hopefully it heals up well and live to tell the tale.

After such a positive start to the day, I decided that I would retrace my
footsteps from yesterday's birding minus the schelp at Breezy Point. As
luck or karma would have it, I found an adult *BLACK-HEADED GULL* (BHGU) at
Fort Tilden about half way down the beach from the fisherman's parking lot.
This bird, was last seen heading out to sea but it could very well circle
back and settle in along either coastal Queens or Brooklyn.

Heading back to Riis Park to check in on the Seal and its whereabouts, I
found 2 mixed flocks of Snow Buntings and Horned Larks. In the smaller of
the 2 flocks was one *LAPLAND LONGSPUR *(LALO).

Later on as the snow intensified, I stopped by Baisley Pond Park and saw
the *RED-NECKED GREBE *(RNGR) found by Doug Futuyma earlier today.

Cheers,

-- 
風 Swift as the wind
林 Quiet as the forest
火 Conquer like the fire
山 Steady as the mountain
Sun Tzu   *The Art of War*


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Subject: Red-necked Grebes on East End
From: Ken Feustel <feustel AT optonline.net>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 16:28:28 -0500
On Saturday Sue and I had seven Red-necked Grebes at Montauk Pt. and three at 
Shinnecock Inlet. Besides a female King Eider at the Point there was little 
else but waterfowl. Passerines, with the exception of American Robin, were 
largely missing. Also notably missing were blackbirds (we had one Red-winged 
Blackbird), which in most years we would expect in number by the end of 
February. 


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Subject: Red-necked Grebes at Robert Moses SP and Oak Beach (Suffolk, LI)
From: Peter Morris <p_morris39 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 20:29:17 +0000
It seems like there has been a sizeable movement of Red-necked Grebes into Long 
Island waters over the past couple of days. This morning, before the snow made 
viewing impossible, Tim Dunn and I watched 16 Red-necked Grebes fly west past 
Robert Moses field 2 (in a 45 minute period late morning), in small groups up 
to 3.  

Earlier in the morning we also found 6 at nearby Oak Beach, 2 on the water and 
4 flying high west together.  

A very pleasing total for a small area. It will be interesting to see totals 
from other areas as this develops.  

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Subject: Red-necked Grebes at Point Lookout (Nassau Co., LI)
From: Robert Paxton <rop1 AT columbia.edu>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 15:19:05 -0500
Yesterday morning at 10 a.m. there were three Red-necked Grebes at Point
Lookout, along with two immature male Com. Eiders, a group of Lesser Scaup
evidently frozen out of their usual mainland lakes, and the usual winter
waterfowl. No Harlequin Ducks were observed there at that hour  (they are
often on the Jones Beach side of the inlet).
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Subject: Fwd: Any Intel Sun 3/1 Gyrfalcon- Gardiner NY
From: Chrissy G <chrissy.guarino AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 14:09:42 -0500
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: *Mardi Dickinson* 
Date: Sunday, March 1, 2015
Subject: Any Intel Sun 3/1 Gyrfalcon- Gardiner NY
To: Chrissy G 


Thanks this was just posted on FB and then by fir end Ryan on NY-l list. So
that's my updated Intel. Have a great Sunday!

Rich Merritt just posted on FB:
Gyrfalcon sighted at 12:45 flying south over Rt 55 in Gardiner about 1/4
mile east of the bridge. Searching Sand Hill Road area now but she's
somewhere in the Wallkill Valley!
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www.kymrygroup.com

On Mar 1, 2015, at 1:18 PM, Chrissy G > wrote:

Lots of people were out looking...not seen as far as I know!

Chrissy

On Sunday, March 1, 2015, Mardi Dickinson > wrote:

>
> Hi Chrissy,
>
> Any Intel update & time you know of today Sun, 3/1 with the Gyrfalcon.
> Gardiner /Wallkill NY
>
> Cheers,
> Mardi W. Dickinson
> www.kymrygroup.com
>
> On Feb 28, 2015, at 10:42 AM, Mardi Dickinson  wrote:
>
>
>
> Thanks a million Chrissy
>
>
> Cheers,
> Mardi Dickinson
> w: www.kymrygroup.com
> t: http://twitter.com/MardiWD
>
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> BirdCallsRadio™ Show ♪
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>
>
>
> On Feb 28, 2015, at 10:37 AM, Chrissy G  wrote:
>
> Just use the intersection of 44/55 and farmers turnpike
>
> On Saturday, February 28, 2015, Mardi Dickinson  wrote:
>
>>
>> Thanks do you have an exact address i can post a map!
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Mardi Dickinson
>> w: www.kymrygroup.com
>> t: http://twitter.com/MardiWD
>>
>>
>>
>> On Feb 28, 2015, at 10:32 AM, Chrissy G 
>> wrote:
>>
>> Around 845.  Was seen again by others within the last 30 minutes
>>
>> On Saturday, February 28, 2015, Mardi Dickinson 
>> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Chrissy,
>>>
>>> What time was time today Sat 2/28??
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>> Mardi Dickinson
>>> p: 203-846-0359
>>> w: www.kymrygroup.com
>>> t: http://twitter.com/MardiWD
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Feb 28, 2015, at 9:49 AM, Chrissy G 
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> I saw the bird from Farmer's turnpike!  I can't believe I forgot to post
>>> the street!!!  Near where the wallkill crosses route 44/55!
>>>
>>> Sorry!
>>>
>>> Chrissy Guarino
>>>
>>> On Saturday, February 28, 2015, Chrissy G 
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I found the Gyrfalcon this morning on the Wallkill River in Gardiner
>>>> NY.  I stopped to look at some Canada Geese in the open water, found one
>>>> Snow Goose, a few Mallards and a Bald Eagle.  A bit upstream on the ice, I
>>>> found the Gyr eating what looks like a duck. I watched it for about 15
>>>> minutes and a Bald Eagle flew over it and it flew away.  I even took  a
>>>> terrible photo through my binocs with my cell phone,
>>>>
>>>> I could see it circle the large island in the river so I have a feeling
>>>> it didn't go far.  It's the only open water in the area which has some
>>>> waterfowl, so perhaps the Gyr will feed here for a while.  There aren't
>>>> many good places to pull off the roads in this area so please be 
respectful 

>>>> of people who live here and don't block roadways.
>>>>
>>>> Gardiner has a few eateries and businesses so please patronize them and
>>>> show them that birders are great visitors!
>>>>
>>>> Christine Guarino
>>>> New Paltz, NY
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Chrissy
>>>> Fats in the Cats! 
>>>> JBNHS 
>>>>
>>>
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Subject: Queens & Bklyn Red-necked Grebe, etc.
From: d Futuyma <dfutuyma AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 14:01:55 -0500
At Baisley Pond Park in Queens this morning, a Red-necked Grebe and 52 
Redheads. This is shortly north of Belt Parkway on Rockaway Blvd. 

 The adult Red-shouldered Hawk was behind the visitors' center at Jamaica Bay 
Wildlife Refuge. 

 The Wilson's Snipe was at the east side of Gerritson Creek behind the nature 
center on Avenue U, accompanied by a Killdeer. 

 The Iceland Gull circled and flew past the parking lot on eastbound side of 
Belt Parkway, west of Exit 5, at about 1:00. 


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Subject: ' Twas a family & fun (birding) day !
From: robert adamo <radamo4691 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 13:40:39 -0500
In between watching grandson #3's basketball game, and grandson #4's
investiture into the Men's/Boy's Choir at St.Agnes Cathedral (both in RVC)
I had a couple of hours to get down to Jones Beach and try to see some
birds !

Heading south on Meadow brook Parkway, I counted 2 Red-tail Hawks. At the
West End I ran into Mike Scheibel, whose council allowed me to view the
"little guy" !  He, himself, had likewise been befriended
earlier...sharing, certainly is one of the best aspects of our avocation !
Also had an adult Sharp-shinned Hawk perched between  the W/ E and the
Ocean Parkway, as well as an adult Peregrine Falcon on the water tower.

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Subject: Bald Eagles
From: Kieran Mannion <kieranmannion1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 13:38:36 -0500
At Croton Point Park this morning, at around 9:30, there were 23 bald
eagles. There was a mix of adult and immature eagles. I saw  the majority
of them nearby the camping area. There were also a couple of buffleheads
were swimming in the water.
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Subject: Via Facebook: Gyr YES in Gardiner
From: Ryan MacLean <mountainjam18 AT aol.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 13:09:08 -0500
Rich Merritt just posted on FB:
Gyrfalcon sighted at 12:45 flying south over Rt 55 in Gardiner about 1/4 mile 
east of the bridge. Searching Sand Hill Road area now but she's somewhere in 
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Subject: Common Redpoll Brooklyn
From: Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 11:21:38 -0500
A cooperative Common Redpoll continues today near lamp post 249 in Brooklyn's 
Prospect Park. The bird was observed feeding on a small birch tree just behind 
the wire fencing to the right of the picnic tables. Bird was originally found 
by Rafael Campos Friday morning and refound 10:30 AM today by Kathy Toomey. 


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Subject: Barnacle Goose- Calverton
From: Keith Cashman <goshwk AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 11:08:05 -0500
Barnacle Goose can  be viewed to the rear of 355 Twomey Av, Calverton. 

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Subject: Barnacle Goose
From: Keith Cashman <goshwk AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 10:40:51 -0500
A Barnacle Goose currently being viewed on Manor Rd north of Rte 25 in 
Calverton. Bird is with a flock of Canada Geese in field west of Towmey Rd. 


Dropped Pin
near 77 May Dr, Calverton, NY 11933
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Subject: Barnacle Goose
From: Keith Cashman <goshwk AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 10:35:34 -0500
A Barnacle Goose being view currently on north side of Manor Rd north of Rte 25 
and west of Twomey Rd in Calverton. Best reference north of Splish Splash . In 
a flock of Canada Geese. Bird towards the north of the wandering flock. Scope 
required. 


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Subject: Pine Siskin
From: Orhan Birol <orhanbirol4 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 10:16:49 -0500
One at the thistle feeder in my yard 5 minutes ago.
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Subject: Rough-legged Hawks, Red-necked Grebes etc. in BK & QNS
From: gabriel willow <gabrielwillow AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 14:55:02 +0000 (UTC)
Yesterday I led a daylong trip for NYC Audubon to Floyd Bennett Field, Fort 
Tilden, and nearby locales. 

The Rough-legs at FBF put on a great show.  Just like Steve Walter, we only 
saw 2 at any given time, but identified them as 3 individuals by plumage. 
 They were hovering, perching on the ground and in bushes, and sitting on 
signs right by the runways. 

We also had two American Kestrels, a female Northern Harrier, the immature 
Red-shouldered Hawk perched across Mill Basin by the north end, a couple of 
Cooper's Hawks, and Red-tailed Hawks. 

A Black-bellied Plover was hanging out with 4 Dunlin near the FBF kayak launch. 
 About 35 Horned Grebes and a couple hundred Greater Scaup were seen in the 
distance out by Ruffle Bar. 

Over at Riis Landing, we had 2 Red-throated Loons, one handsome Great Cormorant 
and one Double-crested, and 6 Long-tailed Ducks, mostly males, who were calling 
and displaying.  Otherwise it was pretty quiet there, with fewer ducks than in 
recent weeks. 

At Ft. Tilden we saw a flyover flock of at least 60 Horned Larks, and found a 
few in the fields.  We ran into Andrew Baksh, who found a drake Pintail with 
the grazing Brant.  On the beach-side, 4 Red-necked Grebes (one of which was 
already molting into breeding plumage) were swimming in the surf close to the 
sand.  There were also distant flocks of Black Scoter. 

We stopped by the Salt Marsh Nature Center to look for the Short-eared Owls, 
which didn't show themselves, but we did have two Northern Harriers, a female 
and a "Gray Ghost", a Killdeer, and single drake Northern Shoveler and American 
Widgeon with the Mallards. 

A satisfying day even without any owls.
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Subject: Barrow's Goldeneye Pic
From: Steve Walter <swalter15 AT verizon.net>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 09:28:07 -0500
I posted a Barrow's Goldeneye picture, taken Sat. Feb 28, on my web site
http://www.stevewalternature.com/ . This is the one from Staten Island's
Moravian Cemetery (any other one in the area would look the period at the
end of this sentence). 

 

On my way back, I stopped off to look for the Mew Gull off the Belt Parkway,
with the predictable result for someone not named Shane. The Iceland Gull is
still there, though. At Floyd Bennet Field, I never saw more than two
Rough-legged Hawks at a time, but looking at the pictures indicates three
different ones. I'm getting a little bored with the color morph breakdowns.
I found it more interesting that these were an adult male, an adult female,
and an immature - but for the record, all light morphs. Also of interest,
was a Great Horned Owl found by Ron Bourqe (or found by crows for Ron) -
always noteworthy along the shore. 

 

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Bayside, NY


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Subject: Fwd: ELIAS May Program at QWR
From: robert adamo <radamo4691 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:27:43 -0500
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From: Kevin McAllister 
Date: Sat, Feb 28, 2015 at 7:15 PM
Subject: Re: ELIAS May Program at QWR
To: robert adamo 


All good here Bob. No pp equipment needed. I look forward to Monday.
K

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On Feb 27, 2015, at 9:31 PM, robert adamo  wrote:

Hi Kevin,

Everything copacetic re: above ? Will you need Power Point equipment ?

Cheers,
Bob

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Subject: Fwd: Good food - good company !
From: robert adamo <radamo4691 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:26:28 -0500
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Date: Sat, Feb 28, 2015 at 6:18 PM
Subject: Re: Good food - good company !
To: robert adamo 


Dear Bob,

    Loved the picture. We enjoyed ourselves too. I hope Brian did well in
the state swimming meet.

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Date: Friday, February 27, 2015 9:41 pm
Subject: Good food - good company !
To: Eileen & John Norton

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Subject: EPCAL Rough-legged Hawks and dead loon
From: Michael Schrimpf <michael.schrimpf AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 21:16:07 -0500
Emily Runnells and I made a quick stop at EPCAL (Suffolk County) this
afternoon to watch the Rough-legged Hawks (saw 4 in total, 3 light and one
dark). Just before we left, we walked over to a dead bird upside-down in
the snow, right at the start of the west runway (perhaps 30-40 meters from
the road). Thinking we would find a goose, imagine our surprise when it
turned out to be a Common Loon. Here's a link to a picture:
https://flic.kr/p/r8atsJ

Has anyone else seen this bird sitting there? The carcass was in pristine
condition (though quite frozen). We're curious about how long it may have
been there - we suspect that scavengers would not take long to discover a
meal like that, even if it's pretty icy. We also speculated about the
circumstances that led the bird to end up in grassland habitat so far from
the shore...

Michael Schrimpf
Sound Beach

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Subject: Gyr Wallkill
From: Meghan <waxjunkie78 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:28:06 -0500
Gyr seen now on Lake Osiris road Orange County across from country club in 
field distant treeline! 2:51pm 

Meghan Deitz

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Subject: Clarity re: Gyrfalcons
From: Brian Whipple <brian.whipple AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:16:33 -0500
In the interests of people not familiar with Wallkill/Gardiner/Ulster
County or Seneca County, could further emails about either Gyrfalcon's
location please specify (preferably in the subject) whether they are about
the Wallkill Gyr or the Seneca Gyr?

Thanks for considering this.

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Subject: Gyr
From: Meghan <waxjunkie78 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:05:16 -0500
Gyr
 Seen now on Lake Osiris road across from country club in field distant 
treeline! 

Meghan Deitz


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Subject: 10 Red-necked Grebes - Smith Point CP (Suffolk)
From: Derek Rogers <drogers0031 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:34:14 -0500
This afternoon I carefully counted 10 Red-necked Grebes on the ocean side at 
Smith Point County Park. All birds were within a .5 mile stretch along the 
outer beach. I suspected 1 or 2 additional individuals but 10 was the safe 
total that I managed after several sweeps with my scope. At one point there 
were 7 birds in one binoc view. 


The birds were diving very close to shore within the surf zone beneath a small 
feeding frenzy of Ring-billed and Herring Gulls. I suspect they were taking 
advantage of debris drifting from the nearby dredge project toward the east. 
Several Horned Grebe, Common Loons, and Red-breasted Merganser were also in the 
mix. 


I also scoped the various portions of open water in Moriches Bay but failed to 
come up with any additional Red-necked Grebes. 


Best,
Derek Rogers
Sayville




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Subject: Wallkill gyr
From: Peter Feinberg <peter.feinberg AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:56:18 -0500
Being seen now on Farmers
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Subject: GYRFALCON-YES
From: "Robert A. Proniewych" <baobabbob AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:47:35 -0500
Now on Farmers Turnpike.
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Subject: Riverhead Pink Footed Goose
From: Kenton Gomez <kentongomez AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:10:09 -0500
Currently on Doctors path between Reeves and Sound avenue. After searching 
multiple flocks in a couple mile radius I made one last attempt at my first 
stop and he must have just arrived. 


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Subject: EPCAL- Rough-Legged Hawks
From: Keith Cashman <goshwk AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:36:37 -0500
1 Dark Phase, 1 Intermediated Dark Phase, and 3- Light Phase Rough Legged 
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Subject: YES - GYRFALCON 2/28 Gardiner NY new location
From: Mardi Dickinson <mardi1d AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:12:09 -0500

2/28 Saturday - 11:11AM. Just got update from location Was seen again by others 
within the last 30 minutes. 

Farmers Turnpike, Gardiner, NY 12525 Near where it crosses Route 44 & 55. NEW 
MAP here: http://bit.ly/1DDvMGc 


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Subject: Re: Croton Point
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg AT amsllp.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:39:49 +0000
The redheads were still present this am. I had fewer BE than 20 but seven were 
perched all visible from the low road, 4 in one tree by water; imm. red 
shouldered hawk perched on tree right on low road (the gravel road w wine 
cellars) but biggest surprise was a hermit thrush which I was able to 
photograph. (And still about a dozen pine siskins at my feeders in Ossining). 


L. Trachtenberg
Ossining

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4 Redheads and 4 Common Mergansers were seen at the Croton Train Station from 
the parking area near the train bridge at around 4pm yesterday. Saw at least 20 
Bald Eagles from this parking area, and the park itself near the RV 
area...Happy birding...Martin Carney 

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Subject: Croton Point
From: "Carney, Martin" <carneym AT fordhamprep.org>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:21:56 -0500
4 Redheads and 4 Common Mergansers were seen at the Croton Train Station
from the parking area near the train bridge at around 4pm yesterday.  Saw
at least 20 Bald Eagles from this parking area, and the park itself near
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Subject: Re:Gyrfalcon- Gardiner NY
From: Chrissy G <chrissy.guarino AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 09:49:12 -0500
I saw the bird from Farmer's turnpike!  I can't believe I forgot to post
the street!!!  Near where the wallkill crosses route 44/55!

Sorry!

Chrissy Guarino

On Saturday, February 28, 2015, Chrissy G  wrote:

> I found the Gyrfalcon this morning on the Wallkill River in Gardiner NY.
> I stopped to look at some Canada Geese in the open water, found one Snow
> Goose, a few Mallards and a Bald Eagle.  A bit upstream on the ice, I found
> the Gyr eating what looks like a duck. I watched it for about 15 minutes
> and a Bald Eagle flew over it and it flew away.  I even took  a terrible
> photo through my binocs with my cell phone,
>
> I could see it circle the large island in the river so I have a feeling it
> didn't go far.  It's the only open water in the area which has some
> waterfowl, so perhaps the Gyr will feed here for a while.  There aren't
> many good places to pull off the roads in this area so please be respectful
> of people who live here and don't block roadways.
>
> Gardiner has a few eateries and businesses so please patronize them and
> show them that birders are great visitors!
>
> Christine Guarino
> New Paltz, NY
>
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> Fats in the Cats! 
> JBNHS 
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Subject: Gyrfalcon- Gardiner NY
From: Chrissy G <chrissy.guarino AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 09:12:05 -0500
I found the Gyrfalcon this morning on the Wallkill River in Gardiner NY.  I
stopped to look at some Canada Geese in the open water, found one Snow
Goose, a few Mallards and a Bald Eagle.  A bit upstream on the ice, I found
the Gyr eating what looks like a duck. I watched it for about 15 minutes
and a Bald Eagle flew over it and it flew away.  I even took  a terrible
photo through my binocs with my cell phone,

I could see it circle the large island in the river so I have a feeling it
didn't go far.  It's the only open water in the area which has some
waterfowl, so perhaps the Gyr will feed here for a while.  There aren't
many good places to pull off the roads in this area so please be respectful
of people who live here and don't block roadways.

Gardiner has a few eateries and businesses so please patronize them and
show them that birders are great visitors!

Christine Guarino
New Paltz, NY

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Subject: Wilson's Snipe
From: "Robert A. Proniewych" <baobabbob AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:34:04 -0500
Had a single Wilson's Snipe at Massapequa Preserve today in the stream near
the soccer field. Winter Wrens, Swamp and American Tree Sparrows rounded
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Subject: NYC Area RBA: 27 February 2015
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:18:35 -0500
-RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Feb. 27, 2015
* NYNY1502.27

- Birds Mentioned

PINK-FOOTED GOOSE+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Snow Goose
Canada Goose
EURASIAN WIGEON
HARLEQUIN DUCK
BARROW’S GOLDENEYE
Red-necked Grebe
NORTHERN GOSHAWK
Red-shouldered Hawk
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK
Willet
Wilson’s Snipe
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-Backed Gull
Glaucous Gull
Long-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Horned Lark
LAPLAND LONGSPUR
Snow Bunting
Common Redpoll

If followed by (+) please submit documentation of your report
electronically and use the NYSARC online submission form found at
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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, 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, February 27 at
6:00 pm.

The highlights of today’s tape are PINK-FOOTED GOOSE, BARROW’S GOLDENEYE,
HARLEQUIN DUCK, EURASIAN WIGEON, NORTHERN GOSHAWK, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, and
LAPLAND LONGSPUR.

With the weather continuing to wear down both birds and birders, a few good
birds do nonetheless continue in our area.  The rarest of these is perhaps
the PINK-FOOTED GOOSE in Riverhead, still present Wednesday with CANADA
GEESE on a sod field on the east side of Doctor’s Path.  The flock is often
found in this complex of fields south of Sound Avenue between Doctor’s Path
and Route 105, and Greater White-Fronted and Cackling Geese should also be
looked for there.

Joining the female BARROW’S GOLDENEYE still present Thursday on the pond at
Moravian Cemetery off Richmond Road on Staten Island and the drake presumed
to still be present off or just west of Sands Point Preserve was another
female BARROW’S GOLDENEYE spotted inside Fire Island Inlet last Saturday,
the flock of ducks there also containing a HARLEQUIN DUCK, which was still
there Tuesday.

Immature NORTHERN GOSHAWKS were reported last weekend both from Jones Beach
West End and farther east along Ocean Parkway around Gilgo to Cedar Beach,
and the timing of the sightings would indicate that, as previously
suspected, two different birds are involved.

Excellent numbers of ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS are also present now, seen hunting
over most appropriate open marshy areas.  Several are along the entire
length of Ocean Parkway from Jones Beach West End to the east, as well as
along the Meadowbrook Parkway and Loop Causeway, and at least three have
been seen at Floyd Bennett Field, with one or two at numerous other sites.
A weather-related increase in the number of RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS has also
been noted, the same weather conditions also producing an influx of
LONG-EARED, SHORT-EARED and NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS.

A drake EURASIAN WIGEON continues at Bush Terminal Piers Park in Brooklyn,
and other drakes were seen again on the Arthur Kill on Staten Island Sunday
and at Connetquot River State Park Wednesday, with a fourth drake present
for the last two days off Rye Beach just south of Playland Park in
Westchester County.

A GLAUCOUS GULL was spotted again at Bush Terminal Piers Park in Brooklyn
Saturday, and a Sunday search for the Mew Gull only yielded an adult
LESSER-BLACKED GULL around the Caesar’s Bay shopping center.

Also in Brooklyn, a WILSON’S SNIPE continues at the Marine Park Salt Marsh
Nature Center, a RED-NECKED GREBE was still on Gravesend Bay Thursday,
where an ICELAND GULL also continues to hang out, and two LAPLAND LONGSPURS
were with HORNED LARKS at Floyd Bennett Field Sunday.

Hundreds of SNOW GEESE were in Jamaica Bay off Big Egg Marsh on Sunday.

At Jones Beach West End ten LAPLAND LONGSPURS were present in a large flock
of HORNED LARKS and SNOW BUNTINGS on the lawn next to the Coast Guard
Station last Saturday, and 29 COMMON REDPOLLS were counted there Sunday.
Another Redpoll flock was noted at Nickerson Beach west of Point Lookout
Thursday, and a surprise at Point Lookout last Saturday was a fly-by WILLET.

For information on or to sign up for a twelve-hour pelagic trip out of
Brooklyn on April 11 visit the See Life Paulagics website at
www.paulagics.com or call them at 215-234-6805.

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

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Subject: Fwd: 2015 Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz
From: Derek Rogers <drogers0031 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:12:32 -0500
Dear New York Birders,

The 2015 Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz officially begins on Sunday, 
March 1st. We encourage birders to start thinking about the Blitz, revisiting 
hotspots from last year and to start planning your searches for Rusty 
Blackbirds! While it’s difficult to see past this cold winter, Rusties will 
begin moving before we know it. Again, the blitz window for New York State runs 
throughout March and April. See email forward below for more details on this 
years Blitz along with the newly developed “Areas of Interest” map. 


The Blitz Coordinator at Vermont Ecostudies, Judith Scarl, put together a 
couple of great video tutorials that demonstrate how to properly enter blitz 
data using eBird. We strongly encourage folks to check out these videos if you 
are at all confused on how to go about submitting blitz data. 


1. Beginner video: targeted at birders who are new to eBird and want to be 
walked through the entire data submission process. 7.5 minutes long. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjqOLXyJLro&feature=youtu.be

2. Advanced video: targeted at birders who are comfortable with eBird but who 
want more information about how, when, and what to submit to the Blitz. ~4 
minutes long. 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETRXujTSsZQ

Thanks again for all of your support and please do not hesitate to reach out to 
any of the NY Blitz Coordinators with any further questions. 


Best,

Derek Rogers (drogers0031 AT gmail.com) Long Island Blitz Coordinator
Mike Shanley (falecore AT yahoo.com) - NYC/Staten Island Blitz Coordinator
Will Raup (hoaryredpoll AT hotmail.com) - Upstate NY Blitz Coordinator





> Begin forwarded message:
> 
> From: Derek Rogers 
> Subject: 2015 Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz
> Date: February 3, 2015 at 6:51:23 PM EST
> To: NY Bird List 
> 
> Dear New York Birders,
> 
> With less than one month until kickoff we wanted to welcome everyone back to 
the Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz. We have been gearing up and 
planning for the 2015 season, the second year of a 3-year study headed up by 
the International Rusty Blackbird Working Group (IRBWG). Through a partnership 
with eBird, the Working Group seeks to collect as much data and information as 
possible in an effort to develop conservation strategies and management 
programs aimed at reversing the trend in the dramatic population decline of 
Rusty Blackbirds. Based on available data we know that the Rusty Blackbird’s 
population has declined at an alarming 85-99% in the past 40 years. To learn 
more about the Working Group and it’s purpose please check out this link: 
http://rustyblackbird.org/working-group/purpose/ 

> 
> So once again we are seeking your help! First, a huge thanks to all of last 
years participants who helped exceed the programs expectations. New York 
observers submitted 1696 checklists, a 46% increase in the number of checklists 
containing Rusty Blackbird sightings since 2013 (pre-blitz era). 

> 
> The target blitz period for New York State is March 1 - April 31. During this 
time period we are encouraging birders to head out and search for Rusty 
Blackbirds and to submit their data through eBird using the “Rusty Blackbird 
Spring Migration Blitz” protocol. This drop down will be available in eBird 
on March 1st and should be used whenever you are searching for Rusty 
Blackbirds, even if you don’t find any. Researchers are interested in both 
presence and absence of the species. Based on last years data, the researchers 
at IRBWG have developed an Areas of Interest Map. This map contains priority 
locations that should be surveyed in addition to your search efforts. We 
encourage everyone to check out this map and be sure to visit these sites 
during the blitz window: 
http://rustyblackbird.org/outreach/migration-blitz/2015-areas-of-interest/ 

> 
> There are often many excellent questions raised by blitz participants and as 
a result a Frequently Asked Questions page was developed on the 
rustyblackbird.org website: 
http://rustyblackbird.org/outreach/migration-blitz/2015-areas-of-interest/areas-of-interest-frequently-asked-questions/ 

> 
> Also, social media users should follow the blitz Facebook page at: 
https://www.facebook.com/rustyblackbirdspringblitz 

> 
> rustyblackbird.org contains a tremendous amount of information but we 
understand that there are always going to be questions. For this reason New 
York State has three Blitz Coordinators that are available to help answer 
questions and to get interested folks started on the blitz. Again, we encourage 
folks to check out the website but please do not hesitate to contact any of the 
coordinators listed below. Thank you again for helping to make the blitz 
successful and we look forward to another great season!! 

> 
> Best,
> 
> Derek Rogers (drogers0031 AT gmail.com) - Long Island Blitz Coorindator
> Mike Shanley (falecore AT yahoo.com) - NYC/Staten Island Blitz Coordinator
> Will Raup (hoaryredpoll AT hotmail.com) - Upstate NY Blitz Coordinator


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Subject: Wallkill Gyrfalcon update?
From: <rgostic AT optonline.net>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:30:10 +0000
Does anyone have an update on the Wallkill Gyrfalcon. I'm thinking of heading 
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Subject: 2 Red-necked Grebes, Georges Is., Montrose
From: Tait Johansson <taitjohansson AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:43:17 -0500
2 Red-necked Grebes just S of Montrose Pt. at Georges Is. County Park in 
Montrose, Westchester Co., yesterday (2/26) evening. Keep an eye out for more 
on the Hudson and anywhere else that may have larger areas of open water, as 
there may be more of them displaced by the Great Lakes icing over. 


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Subject: LAST CALL for 2014 County & State Listing Reports
From: "Carena Pooth" <carena AT prodigy.net>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:15:35 -0500
The deadline is MARCH 1: 
- Paper forms sent via USPS must be postmarked no later than February 28
(TOMORROW).  
- Online submission, fax, or email attachments will be accepted Sunday March
1.

Many thanks to those who have already submitted their reports! 

The NYSOA (New York State Ornithological Association) County and State
Listing Project is accepting birders data for 2014. If you wish to get your
numbers into the 2014 report, dont miss the March 1 deadline. Data may be
submitted online, via fax, via email, or via USPS. If youre new to this and
it sounds interesting, the details are summarized below.

Participation in this fun, friendly competition is open to anyone who is a
2015 member of NYSOA or one of NYSOAs member clubs or the NYS Young Birders
Club.

Started in 1992 by Berna Lincoln, the project continues to engage many
participants across the state, some of whom have not missed a single year
since the beginning. The ultimate objective of the project is to encourage
birders of all levels to get out and bird the many varied habitats of New
York State and report their sightings throughout the year to local clubs,
NYSOAs regional editors, and eBird. 

After the close of each calendar year, participants send in their life list
totals for the entire state, the 10 Kingbird regions, and/or the 62
counties. You can send in just one number or as many as 74, or anywhere in
between  its your choice depending on where youve birded and what records
youve kept. A compilation is produced annually and published in NYSOAs
newsletter and also on the NYSOA website at
http://nybirds.org/ProjCountyLists.html. Forms and a map of the ten Kingbird
regions of the state are available on that web page also.

Join in on the fun  but dont miss the deadline! And remember, no reports
submitted in previous years are automatically carried into the next
published list. If you want to be listed, you must submit your report, even
if your numbers havent changed since the last one you sent in.

Carena Pooth
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Subject: Many more morphs: or, how many Rough-legged Hawks were on L. I. today ?
From: robert adamo <radamo4691 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:13:48 -0500
After an early afternoon appointment at the VA Hospital in Northport, I
decided to stop at the Calverton Grasslands on the way home. While there, I
had 2 dark morph Rough-legs, plus a very probable 3rd bird, and 1 of the
resident Red-tail Hawks. "Lonesome George", the moniker given to the single
Turkey Vulture that has patrolled the Wading River, Calverton and Riverhead
fields and roads for a number of years, was seen today over Middle Rd.,
Calverton. Closer to home, near the intersection of Roanoke Ave & Reeves
Ave, Riverhead, were N.Harrier, Red-tail Hawk and a light-morph
Rough-legged Hawk. Combining the posts of Sean, Ardith and my own (10 sure,
1 probable and  2-4 possible) caused me to wonder what a realistic number
for L.I. might be ? I'm going to make it ~ 28, taking into effect, that
although we were in prime habitat, there were only 4 individuals involved.
I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on this subject.

Again referencing Sean's post, I too was surprised by finding certain ducks
resting with a goose flock on a snow covered field, on Lenny Bruno's Farm,
at the intersection of Wading River Rd. & the LIE (Exit 69). Taking this
exit to get to the Calverton Grasslands, I pulled over to check out the
Canada flock, finding 6 Pintails, ~ 20 Mallards and ~ 5 Black Ducks, among
the geese. While Mallards & Black Ducks are fairly common in the fields out
east, I can't remember ever finding Pintails with them.

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Subject: Kings County Rough-legged Hawks
From: Sean Sime <sean AT seansime.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:39:18 -0500
A brief tour of Floyd Bennett Field and Canarsie Pier mid day yielded a
total of 6 Rough-legged Hawks. (3 at Floyd, 1 on Canarsie Pol and 2 over
the landfill off Erskine).
These 6 consisted of 4 light morph and 2 dark morph. I wasn't able to check
White Island in Gerritson Creek, but for the numbers people out there, it
is conceivable there may be as many as 8-10 RLHA in Brooklyn.
There is substantial amounts of exposed grass along the Belt Pkwy and the
geese are taking full advantage. What I wasn't prepared for were the 23
Mallards feeding with them in various spots between Canarsie Pier and
Farmer's Blvd. to the east.
3 Snow Geese continue at Floyd.

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Subject: interesting Beach Birds Feb. 26, 2015
From: Ardith Bondi <ardbon AT earthlink.net>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:37:40 -0500
Peter Post and I (Ardith Bondi) drove Jones Beach Ocean Parkway looking 
for ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS. We found one dark morph between Gilgo Beach and 
Oak Beach, as has been reported a few times, which caught something and 
went out on the bay ice to eat it. No good photos, but some good looks. 
Passed a NORTHERN HARRIER carrying a mouse, and saw another mouse run in 
front of some Gilgo homes, so there is definitely hawk food around. 
While at Gilgo, an adult BALD EAGLE flew over us, flying west. Later, as 
we were checking the lawns by the Nickerson Beach parking lot, we came 
upon a flock of about a dozen REDPOLLS feeding in the pine(?) trees 
along the road (Donna Lane) leading west to the next parking area.

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Subject: Re: Gyrfalcon
From: Scott Haber <scotthaber1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:41:52 -0500
I neglected to mention that Mark got some awesome photos of the Gyr nabbing
a Mallard in flight, and then fighting off two Red-tailed Hawks trying to
claim the carcass on the ground. The photos can be viewed here:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=881790955212707&set=pcb.720534001377417&type=1&permPage=1 


On Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 4:34 PM, Scott Haber  wrote:

> The Seneca County Gyrfalcon was relocated this afternoon by Mark Miller on
> Seybolt Road in Seneca Falls. More specific locations/directions can be
> found on the Cayugabirds list.
>
> -Scott
>
> On Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 10:47 AM,  wrote:
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>>  Any signs of the gyr today??   If yes, I am planning to go there
>> tomorrow.
>> Thanks in advance Claude
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Subject: Re: Gyrfalcon
From: Scott Haber <scotthaber1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:34:08 -0500
The Seneca County Gyrfalcon was relocated this afternoon by Mark Miller on
Seybolt Road in Seneca Falls. More specific locations/directions can be
found on the Cayugabirds list.

-Scott

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Subject: Gyrfalcon
From: <Claudedoc AT aol.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:47:42 -0500
Any signs of the gyr today??   If yes, I am planning  to go there tomorrow. 
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Subject: Correction - 2/25 NO GYRFALCON
From: Mardi Dickinson <mardi1 AT optonline.net>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:15:27 -0500

Birders et al,

My Apologies & Correction! 
Hate little keyboards.

2/25/15 - NO GYRFALCON in Wallkill NY today. Updates from several NY birders 
together with CT birders did not see any sign of Gyrfalcon all day and left at 
dark. 

MAP here http://t.co/hNq2I6xBKx

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Subject: GYRFALCON Wallkill NY - YES 2/25
From: Mardi Dickinson <mardi1 AT optonline.net>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 23:56:17 -0500
Birders et al,

2/25/15 - NO GYRFALCON in Wallkill NY today. Updates from several NY birders 
together with CT birders did not see any sign of Gyrfalcon all day and left at 
dark. 

MAP here http://t.co/hNq2I6xBKx

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Subject: Pink-footed staying put !
From: robert adamo <radamo4691 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 23:15:30 -0500
Today, from 1715 to 1745, I observed the long staying Pink-footed Goose, as
it fed, along with 11 Canada Geese, on the e/s of Doctor's Path, between
Sound Ave & Reeves Ave, Riverhead. The birds, when first seen were only ~
100' from the road, but  upon my stopping, and getting my camera out,
started to quickly move farther out into the field. Although I did manage
to get a couple of "keepers", they are well short of what they might have
been.

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Subject: Alewife Monitoring Training Sessions this March
From: "Amy C. Mandelbaum" <acb328 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:14:57 +0000
Please distribute

Interested in monitoring river herring in Long Island this spring? Then, attend 
one of the upcoming Alewife Monitoring Training Sessions this March! 


No experience required - you will be taught everything you need to know. We 
hope to see you there! 


Attend ONE training:


* Monday, March 2, 2015 at 4:30-5:30pm at the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling 
Museum, 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724. Contact Victoria O'Neill 
at victoria.oneill AT dec.ny.gov to RSVP and 
for more information. 




* Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 6:30-7:30pm at the Science Museum of Long Island's 
Visitor Center, 1526 North Plandome Road, Manhasset, NY 11030. Contact Victoria 
O'Neill at victoria.oneill AT dec.ny.gov to 
RSVP and for more information. 




* Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 7:00-8:00pm at Cornell Cooperative Extension of 
Suffolk County's 2nd floor conference room, 423 Griffing Avenue, Riverhead, NY 
11901. Contact Julie Nace at 
julie.nace AT dec.ny.gov to RSVP and for more 
information. 



* Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 6:00-7:00pm at the Suffolk County Environmental 
Center/Scully Mansion, 550 South Bay Avenue, Islip, NY 11751. Contact Enrico 
Nardone at egnardone AT seatuck.com to RSVP and for 
more information. 


Sponsors: Long Island Sound Study, Peconic Estuary Program, NYS Department of 
Environmental Conservation, and Seatuck Environmental Association 




For more information, visit: 
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Thank you!


Amy


Amy Mandelbaum
Long Island Sound Study Outreach Coordinator
New York Sea Grant
146 Suffolk Hall
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, New York 11794-5002
Phone: 631-632-9216
Fax: 631-632-8216
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Subject: Bald Eagle & Eurasin Widgeon
From: Phil Uruburu <pgu876 AT aol.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:33:39 -0500
Connetquot River State Park, adult Bald Eagle perched in tree overlooking main 
pond. Eurasin Wigeon Drake in with large mixed group of Gadwalls and Wigeons. 
1:17pm 

Phil Uruburu

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Subject: 2 flying Wild Turkeys for dessert !
From: robert adamo <radamo4691 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 02:17:05 -0500
After lunch with another couple at J & R's in Calverton on Tuesday, I drove
through the "Grasslands" to primarily (HO HO) acquaint our visitors with
this huge track of land, and secondly (HO HO) to check for raptors while we
were there, with none being seen !

Returning toward home on River Rd., just e/o the end of the long runway, 2
"Tom" Turkeys had started to walk across the road but feeling threatened,
decided to go airborne, giving us quite a thrill !  While all 4 of us had
seen W. Turkeys before, the other 3 had never seen them fly. Seeing "B
52's" lift off and fly isn't observed too often on L.I.  A pair of
Red-tailed Hawks and a N. Harrier (Gray Ghost) were also seen along Route
25 in Calverton.

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Subject: Wallkill GYRFALCON - YES Tuesday 2/24
From: Mardi Dickinson <mardi1d AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 19:28:45 -0500
Birders et al,

 2/24 TUESDAY 1:10PM ~ YES GYRFALCON sighted Old Fort Road, Wallkill today. 
Just got update from two great CT birders. They saw gorgeous looks as it flew 
over the fields. 

on top of hill In original location of Old Fort Road. Any other details I will 
post here. 

MAP Here http://t.co/hNq2I6xBKx

Cheers,
Mardi Dickinson
Norwalk, CT
www.kymrygroup.com



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Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:13:41 +0000
RBA *  New York*  Syracuse* February 23, 2015*  NYSY  02. 23. 15 Hotline: 
Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):February 16, 2015 - February 23, 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: February 23 AT 10:00 a.m. (EST)compiler: Joseph 
BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  #431 Monday February 
23, 2015 Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week 
of February 09, 2014 Highlights:----------- 

RED-NECKED GREBETRUMPETER SWANBARROW’S GOLDENEYEWILSON’S SNIPETHAYER’S 
GULL ICELAND GULLGLAUCOUS GULLSNOWY OWLNORTHERN SHRIKEEVENING GROSBEAKCHIPPING 
SPARROW 


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

     2/22: A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen near May’s Point Road.

Onondaga county------------
     2/17: ICELAND GULLS in all stages were seen on the Seneca River in 
Baldwinsville just below the dam.     2/19: An adult THAYER’S GULL was 
found below the dam in Baldwinsville. also seen were ICELAND GULLS, GLAUCOUS 
GULLS and a PEREGRINE FALCON. Two TRUMPETER SWANS, missing for a few days, 
returned and were present through the 21st.     2/22: A WILSON’S SNIPE was 
seen at Carpenter’s Brood Fish Hatchery near Elbridge. ICELAND and GLAUCOUS 
GULLS were again seen in Baldwinsville. also seen were a RED-NECKED GREBE and a 
HORNED GREBE. 


Madison County------------
     2/17: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on Irish Hill Road south of 
Cazenovia.     2/22: EVENING GROSBEAKS continue at a feeding station on 
Carpenter Road near Sheds. Also coming to the feeders are FOX SPARROW, CHIPPING 
SPARROW and NORTHERN GOSHAWK. 


Oneida County------------
     2/19: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen near Barneveld.     2/21: A SNOWY 
OWL was seen on Hillsboro Road south of Camden. 


Oswego County------------
2/18: The female BARROW’S GOLDENEYE continues at the oswego River in Phoenix 
downriver of the bridge. A RED-NECKED GREBE was also seen. 


Jefferson County------------
     2/20: 5 SNOWY OWLS were found in the Town of Cape Vincent.     2/22: 
A SNOW OWL was seen near Evan’s Mills.       

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Subject: C.Redpoll, etc. Central Park, NYC 2/23
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:10:41 -0500
Monday, 23 February, 2015

At Central Park (Manhattan, N.Y. City) a single male Common Redpoll  
continues to visit the feeders in the Ramble, this a.m. seen as I  
walked up at 7:15 a.m., while some other mornings I have not seen it  
until a while later in the a.m. but always making at least one  
appearance before 9, this past week. An assortment of other more- 
regular species included a Carolina Wren, a wintering Chipping Sparrow  
(very fluffed out & sitting still in a small shrub next to the feeder  
array, but then joining all the other hungry birds to feed), American  
Tree Sparrow (down by the lakeshore, where there was also a great deal  
of small bird activity), several Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers (including  
at Strawberry Fields, & the Pinetum area, as well as by the Ramble's  
feeders);  down at The Pond in the park's SE corner, a drake Wood Duck  
continues among the many Mallards & a few Americam Black Ducks, plus a  
single American Coot; a female Wood Duck remains at the reservoir's  
miniscule path of open water (at the south end) & also along the icy  
bank there, among relatively scant Mallards & Canada Geese, plus a  
couple of Coot. At least 1 more Coot plus a very few Northern  
Shovelers were in the barely-open patch of water at the west side of  
the Lake, a bit south of the Ladies Pavillion / Hernshead.

At least today, and perhaps all this chilly week ahead, many paths, &  
even sections of the main Park Drives, are extremely icy-slippery in  
spots, and extreme caution will be needed to maintain balance &  
prevent a fall. I saw at least a dozen other people, many of them  
young & athletic, nearly do so, and I (no longer young or athletic ;-)  
nearly slipped any number of times. There are crews out trying to put  
sand, & scrape where possible but the work is very, very difficult,  
and the icy patches are sure to continue until there is a much longer- 
lasting warm-up.

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Subject: 2-22 Queens County Rough-legged & Red-shouldered Hawks +
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:13:21 -0500
I spent most of the day at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge (JBWR), taking in
the winter scene and digging up birds where I could.  Both the South and
North Marsh are frozen over with very little open water. Pumpkin Channel in
the bay, was the same with small patches of open water.

There was not much waterfowl in these open patches but within the ones that
were available for viewing I found 1 drake Northern Pintail among American
Black Ducks and Mallards. An Adult Red-shouldered Hawk was also observed on
the short portion of the West Pond trail.

Over on the East Pond, the situation was much the same. The pond, is mostly
frozen over, with a sliver of open water which held 7 ducks. 4 Mallards, 2
Hooded Mergansers and 1 Bufflehead. Despite the paucity of birdlife, I had
2 Rough-legged Hawks on the east side of the pond. Both adult birds, one
dark and one light morph.

Back at the JBWR visitors center, I caught up with an American Kestrel,
that put on a nice show. It caught a White-footed Mouse, which it displayed
allowing a few digiscope shots before heading off for a comfortable dining
perch.

Later at Big Egg Marsh, I was greeted by 6 Snow Geese on the ball field not
knowing there were hundreds more on the ice in the frozen bay which all put
up when a chopper flew over the area.  The only notable bird was an
Ipswitch Sparrow, that was tracked down by Tom Burke who by then had joined
me along with Gail Benson.  Not a lot of birds but an enjoyable day birding
around the Bay.

Cheers,

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風 Swift as the wind
林 Quiet as the forest
火 Conquer like the fire
山 Steady as the mountain
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Subject: North Shore Audubon Society - Tues. Feb 24, 2015 - Doug Robinson presents "American Crows"
From: Nancy Tognan <nancy.tognan AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 07:39:18 -0500
The North Shore Audubon Society will hold its monthly program on Tuesday,
February 24, 2015, from 7pm to 9pm, at the Manhasset Public Library, 30
Onderdonk Avenue, Manhasset NY 11030.  All are invited, free of charge.

Professor Douglas Robinson will present "American Crows: Environmental
Barometers with Complex Social Tendencies".

American Crows (Corvus brachyrhynchos) are songbirds like many of the
sparrows and finches that come to bird feeders, but their degree of
intelligence and social complexity rivals that of primates.  Their
gregarious nature and high visibility also lend themselves to serving as an
excellent organism by which to assess environmental health.  Join us to
learn more about the sophisticated, almost soap-opera life of American
Crows, and how they are an indicator species for microscopic organisms in
nature.

Professor Doug Robinson is an evolutionary biologist whose teaching and
research experiences have focused on organismal biology and behavior. He has
taught classes on animal behavior, ecology, ornithology, vertebrate biology,
general biology, environmental science, and human anatomy and physiology.
The questions that guide his research revolve around how behavior is shaped
by ecological and social environments.

For more information on NSAS programs and weekly walks, see
www.northshoreaudubon.org   or visit our
Facebook page.

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Subject: Re: Barrier beach Rough-legged Hawks
From: Mike <mikec02 AT optonline.net>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 22:23:11 -0500
Great video !!


Sent from my iPhone

On Feb 22, 2015, at 7:47 PM, John Gluth  wrote:

> I enjoyed a beautiful afternoon observing and photographing Rough-legged 
Hawks along Ocean Parkway between Oak Beach and Gilgo (Suffolk County). Both 
light and dark morphs were seen, one of the former scavenging a road-killed Red 
Fox near Cedar Beach, very close to the roadway. Photos and video of these 
birds can be viewed here: 

> https://www.flickr.com/photos/jgluth_brb/sets/72157650917409106/
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Subject: RE: Barrier beach Rough-legged Hawks
From: Steve Walter <swalter15 AT verizon.net>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 21:30:50 -0500
I posted my own offerings at my web site http://www.stevewalternature.com/ ,
on the Birds Recent Work page. My plan was to issue a warning about the fox.
It's rather gruesome and my picture is closer and sharper. I put the picture
at the bottom of the page. You don't have to scroll all the way down if you
want to avoid it.

Trying to put numbers on them, I'd say there are at least 4 Rough-legs from
Gilgo to Cedar Beach, 2 just west of Tobay, 2 along the Loop Parkway, and
maybe one along the Meadowbrook. You don't need no black dirt region this
year. There are also a couple of Red-tails from Tobay to Oak Beach, so a
close look at the Buteos is warranted if you're counting as you drive. 

One additional note of interest was the presence of two Ipswich Sparrows
(with other Savannahs) near the entrance to Captree, below the sign for
"boat trailers left lane only".


Steve Walter



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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Barrier beach Rough-legged Hawks

I enjoyed a beautiful afternoon observing and photographing Rough-legged
Hawks along Ocean Parkway between Oak Beach and Gilgo (Suffolk County). Both
light and dark morphs were seen, one of the former scavenging a road-killed
Red Fox near Cedar Beach, very close to the roadway. Photos and video of
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/jgluth_brb/sets/72157650917409106/

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Subject: Rough-legged Hawks at EPCAL
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Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 01:12:08 +0000
3 Rough-legged Hawks were observed at EPCAL this evening from 4:30 to 5:15 (2 
light, 1 dark morph) in the field between Rt 25 and the Riverhead Building 
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Subject: Barrier beach Rough-legged Hawks
From: John Gluth <jgluth AT optonline.net>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 19:47:11 -0500
I enjoyed a beautiful afternoon observing and photographing Rough-legged Hawks 
along Ocean Parkway between Oak Beach and Gilgo (Suffolk County). Both light 
and dark morphs were seen, one of the former scavenging a road-killed Red Fox 
near Cedar Beach, very close to the roadway. Photos and video of these birds 
can be viewed here: 

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Subject: Napeague red-shouldered hawk
From: Bruce Horwith <bruce.horwith AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 18:25:36 -0500
Took a quick trip to Lazy Point to see if there was any open water, since
much of the near shore of Gardiner's Bay has been frozen for about a week.
There was a bit of open water, and the usual assortment of winter ducks
(ruddy, scaup, redhead, surf and white-winged scotor, horned grebe, common
loon, bufflehead, long-tailed, goldeneye, mallard, black duck, red-breasted
merg). The highlight was a red-shouldered hawk on Lazy Point Rd, the first
I've seen in that area. We've also been getting decent numbers of hooded
mergs in Three Mile Harbor and neighboring ponds like Pussy's Pond, which
is not that typical for those spots.

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Subject: Common Raven, Central Islip (Suffolk Co)
From: <glennq AT verizon.net>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 16:53:43 -0500
I forgot to post this on the day of the sighting (Thu., Feb 19th).

Around 4:45, I picked up my son from private soccer training at the Central 
Islip campus of NYIT. While driving out of the main campus road, we observed 
a large black bird pecking at something in the snow.
It turned out to be a Common Raven. We enjoyed views of it from the car at a 
distance of only 10 feet. It stared at us intently, you could see the 
intelligence in its eye. A bit unnerving. It reminded me of the game warden’s 

opinion of the  velociraptors in the movie Jurassic Park:

“That one... when she looks at you, you can see she's working things 
out...............They remember.......”


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Subject: Re: Jones Beach Snow Geese, Raptors
From: Luke <leormand AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 15:45:25 -0500
I missed out on dark morphs but saw 2 light more roughies including one trying 
to eat some roadkill (cars were spooking it). Also had a long eared owl 



> On Feb 22, 2015, at 3:25 PM, Robert Taylor  wrote:
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> Hi Everyone,
> 
> Saw 2 Snow Geese with a flock of Canadas in the median north of the needle. 
Closer to the island I saw 2 dark morph rough legged hawks. There was also a 
Northern Harrier over the dunes. Lots of Song Sparrows, Yellow Rumped Warblers 
and Horned Larks around where the ground is exposed,. Great day to be out 

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