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Scarlet Tanagers,©Barry Kent Mackay

1 Sep Re: Piping Plover on the East Pond [Peter Post ]
1 Sep Nighthawks Narrowsburg (Sullivan Co.) [Mike ]
1 Sep Syracuse RBA [Joseph Brin ]
1 Sep Piping Plover on the East Pond [Steve Walter ]
1 Sep Nighthawks over Ossining [Larry Trachtenberg ]
1 Sep 20 species of shorebirds today at JBWR East Pond [Andrew Baksh ]
1 Sep Again I forgot ! [robert adamo ]
1 Sep Monday, while not Sunday, is still a day of thanks ! [robert adamo ]
1 Sep Swale @ jones Beach West End [Corey Finger ]
1 Sep 6 Hudsonian Godwits @ Cupsogue Beach C.P. (Suffolk) [Derek Rogers ]
1 Sep Plumb Beach, Kings County. BAIRD'S SANDPIPER [Sean Sime ]
1 Sep Re 105 Riverhead [Jeffrey Ritter ]
1 Sep South Fork LI: shorebird movement [Angus Wilson ]
1 Sep Hudsonian Godwit, JBNWR []
31 Aug RE: Jamaica Bay Active Day [Steve Walter ]
31 Aug Jamaica Bay Active Day [Steve Walter ]
31 Aug Baird's, Golden++{Riverhead} [Gail Benson ]
31 Aug RE: Jamaica Bay Hudsonian Godwit: yes [Steve Walter ]
31 Aug Marbled godwit at Mecox [AA Fawkes ]
31 Aug Jamaica Bay Hudsonian Godwit: yes [Karen Fung ]
31 Aug Brooklyn Eider [Dennis Hrehowsik ]
30 Aug Jamaica Bay Update [Sean Camillieri ]
30 Aug Central Park, NYC 8/27/28/29 [Thomas Fiore ]
30 Aug Yesterday's Brown Booby from Fort Tilden, Queens [Lukas Musher ]
30 Aug Re: Jamaica Bay 6 Hudsonian Godits [Arie Gilbert ]
30 Aug Re: Jamaica Bay 6 Hudsonian Godits [Andrew Baksh ]
30 Aug Jamaica Bay 6 Hudsonian Godits [Gail Benson ]
29 Aug NYC Area RBA: 29 August 2014 [Ben Cacace ]
29 Aug Brooklyn Coast Birds +"yellow bellied" Kingbird [Sean Sime ]
29 Aug Brooklyn King Eider - NO [Anders Peltomaa ]
29 Aug Avocet info. [syschiff ]
29 Aug avocet Oceanside nature center [David Klauber ]
29 Aug Re: Marbled Godwit - Cupsogue, Suffolk County [Arie Gilbert ]
29 Aug Brooklyn King Eider - YES [Rob Jett ]
29 Aug Chat at Jones Beach [Steve Walter ]
29 Aug KING EIDER Plum Beach/Brooklyn [Heydi ]
29 Aug KING EIDER Plum Beach/Brooklyn [Shane Blodgett ]
29 Aug Possible Brown Booby - Queens [Corey Finger ]
29 Aug Re: Syracuse Migrants ["Gertrude R. Battaly" ]
28 Aug Sept 27-28 overnight pelagic out of Cape Cod [Nick Bonomo ]
28 Aug Block Canyon fishing/birding 8/27 [Nick Bonomo ]
28 Aug Nighthawks over Ossining [Larry Trachtenberg ]
28 Aug Jamaica Bay Shorebirds Update [Andrew Baksh ]
28 Aug Baird's Sandpiper/Jamaica Bay [Shane Blodgett ]
28 Aug Syracuse Migrants [Kyle Bardwell ]
28 Aug Brown Booby Report [Will Raup ]
28 Aug NNYBirds: Brown Booby Report ["Will Raup Hoaryredpoll AT hotmail.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
28 Aug Shorebirds at the farm pond located on s/s Sound Ave, w/o Osborne Ave, Baiting Hollow. [robert adamo ]
27 Aug OT:New York State Ornithological Association Annual meeting in Ithaca....register soon! [Linda Orkin ]
26 Aug RE: Re: [nysbirds-l] No Sighting: Plea for reports [Will Raup ]
26 Aug Re: Re: [nysbirds-l] No Sighting: Plea for reports [zach schwartz-weinstein ]
26 Aug Re: No Sighting: Plea for reports [Andrew Baksh ]
26 Aug No Sighting: Plea for reports [Sean Sime ]
26 Aug ADMIN: from: Sean Camillieri ["Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes" ]
26 Aug October 4th - Seatuck Birding Challenge on Long Island [Patricia Manzi ]
26 Aug from: Sean Camillieri [Sean Camillieri ]
26 Aug Cupsogue County Park Shorebirds (Suffolk Co.) [ken feustel ]
26 Aug Midtown Birding [Alan Drogin ]
25 Aug Syracuse RBA [Joseph Brin ]
25 Aug Re: Any news on Common Ringed Plover today? [Mike ]
25 Aug Re: Re:Common Ringed Plover @ Cupsogue LI [Andrew Baksh ]
25 Aug Re: Any news on Common Ringed Plover today? [Sean Sime ]
25 Aug Any news on Common Ringed Plover today? [Mike ]
25 Aug Cupsogue Common Ringed Plover images [John Gluth ]
25 Aug Addendum [robert adamo ]
25 Aug A fair afternoon of birding, without the "ring" of excitement: "Don't cry for me Argentina", I'll be back tomorrow ! [robert adamo ]
24 Aug Lark Sparrow at Hecksher State Park, East Islip (Suffolk County) [Suzanne Feustel ]
25 Aug RE: Re:Possible Common Ringed Plover @ Cupsogue LI [Shaibal Mitra ]
24 Aug Central Park NYC Bird Walks on Saturday & Sunday Aug. 23-24 [Deborah Allen ]
24 Aug Re:Possible Common Ringed Plover @ Cupsogue LI [Andrew Baksh ]
24 Aug Cupsogue - Sandwich Tern & Marbled Godwits [Rich Perkins / TAM ]
24 Aug Possible Common Ringed Plover @ Cupsogue LI [Andrew Baksh ]
24 Aug Barn Owl article [Michael Britt ]
23 Aug Shorebirds at Woodlawn Beach SP []
23 Aug Shorebirds at Woodlawn Beach SP [Bird observations from western New York ]
23 Aug Brown Booby - yes []

Subject: Re: Piping Plover on the East Pond
From: Peter Post <pwpost AT nyc.rr.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 21:21:23 -0400
When the refuge was first created Piping Plovers nested on the East Pond. Off 
course conditions were very different then. The area was mostly dredge spoil. 


Peter Post
NYC


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> On Sep 1, 2014, at 7:30 PM, Steve Walter  wrote:
> 
> It’s not a Ringed Plover – it even nests just a few miles away – yet 
it’s one of the rarest shorebirds at Jamaica Bay. It must have happened 
before, although I can’t remember one in the last 30 years – but a Piping 
Plover (juvenile) showed up on the East Pond today. I saw it just north of the 
Raunt around 11:30, probably just after Andrew had it further north. A picture 
of it can be seen on my recent work page (at http://www.stevewalternature.com/) 
, along with yesterday’s dowitcher that understandably generated a bit of 
interest. As far as I know, it was not seen today. However, a picture of a 
definite Long-billed Dowitcher, seen today, was sent to me. 

>  
> Steve Walter
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Subject: Nighthawks Narrowsburg (Sullivan Co.)
From: Mike <falecore AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 21:01:15 -0400
I counted 14 Common Nighthawks at the Narrowsburg DEC fishing access last 
evening in Sullivan Co. 


Other highlights included two Bald Eagles, Pileated WP, Bluebirds and plenty of 
Cedar Waxwings. 


Mike Shanley 

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> On Sep 1, 2014, at 7:06 PM, Larry Trachtenberg  
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>> 3 at 620 pm then a lone bird at 655. Not sure how many missed as I was in 
and out of house. 

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Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 17:50:34 -0700
RBA
 
*  New York
*  Syracuse
* September 01, 2014
*  NYSY  09. 01. 14
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):


August 25, 2013 - September 01 25, 2014
to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.com
covering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),
Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortland
compiled: September 01 AT 8:00 p.m. (EDT)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
 
 
#408 Monday September 01, 2014
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
Aubust 25, 2014
 
Highlights:
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NORTHERN GOSHAWK
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER
AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER
HUDSONIAN GODWIT
RUDDY TURNSTONE
SANDERLING
STILT SANDPIPER
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER
BAIRD’S SANDPIPER
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER
SNOWY OWL
COMMON NIGHTHAWK
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER


Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
------------

 8/27: 21 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS, 1 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, and a BAIRD’S 
SANDPIPER were reported from the Montezuma Audubon Complex on Rt. 89. 

 8.29: 2 HUDSONIAN GODWITS were found at Knox=Marsellus Marsh. Fortunately they 
have lingered throughout the week. 

 8/30: 13 Shorebird species were seen at Knox-Marsellus Marsh. Those and seven 
more were found on 8/31. The list reads: 

BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER
AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER
SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER
KILLDEER
GREATER YELLOWLEGS
LESSER YELLOWLEGS
HUDSONIAN GODWIT
RUDDY TURNSTONE
STILT SANDPIPER
PECTORAL SANDPIPER
SANDERLING
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER
BAIRD’S SANDPIPER
SEMIPALMATEDSANDPIPER
LEAST SANDPIPER
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER
WILSON’S PHALAROPE
SPOTTED SANDPIPER
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER
WILSON’S SNIPE


Oswego County
------------

 8/26: 8 species of raptor including a NORTHERN GOSHAWK were seen at Derby 
Hill. 



Onondaga County
------------

 Again this week COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were reported every evening. The most are 
still at Three Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville. A few migrant WARBLERS were 
reported this week there also such as BLACKPOLL and BAY-BREASTED WARBLER. The 
SNOWY OWL continues to be spotted in Clay along Rt. 31 on both the nortn and 
south sides of the road. 



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

 8/31: 24 AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVERS, 2 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS and 1 SHORT-BILLED 
DOWITCHER continue at the Sod Farn on Lakeport Road north of Chittenango. 



Cayuga County
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 9/1: 6 SANDERLING, 2 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS, 1 SEMIPALMATED PLOVER and 1 
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER were all seen on West Barrier Beach at Fair Haven. 


    
     
               

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Subject: Piping Plover on the East Pond
From: Steve Walter <swalter15 AT verizon.net>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 19:30:06 -0400
It's not a Ringed Plover - it even nests just a few miles away - yet it's
one of the rarest shorebirds at Jamaica Bay. It must have happened before,
although I can't remember one in the last 30 years - but a Piping Plover
(juvenile) showed up on the East Pond today. I saw it just north of the
Raunt around 11:30, probably just after Andrew had it further north. A
picture of it can be seen on my recent work page (at
http://www.stevewalternature.com/) , along with yesterday's dowitcher that
understandably generated a bit of interest. As far as I know, it was not
seen today. However, a picture of a definite Long-billed Dowitcher, seen
today, was sent to me. 

 

Steve Walter

Bayside, NY

 


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Subject: Nighthawks over Ossining
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg AT amsllp.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 23:06:45 +0000
> 3 at 620 pm then a lone bird at 655. Not sure how many missed as I was in and 
out of house. 


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Subject: 20 species of shorebirds today at JBWR East Pond
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 18:58:12 -0400
Encouraged by Angus' e-mail early this morning, I decided to do a survey of
shorebirds on the East Pond at Jamaica Bay. I started from the north end
walking towards the south end then back towards the north end and finally
crossed over to the west side  before a Peregrine Falcon pushed the birds
off the north end, including the lone Hudsonian Godwit who was very
tolerant all day of its admirers, both birders and photographers.

While the Hudsonian Godwit was nice to see. The highlight of the day for
me, has to be the juvenile PIPING PLOVER that was seen by a few of us
 (including Tom Burke, Gail Benson and others) scoping from the east side
of the pond, picking up the bird on the west side of the north end of the
pond.

Other notable shorebird highlights included Baird's Sandpiper (1), Western
Sandpipers (11 adult and juveniles), White-rumped Sandpipers (15 adults
only), Pectoral Sandpipers (6), Sanderling (1) and Red Knot (1)

Both Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, adults and juveniles were observed but
in low numbers. They tend to find small corners on the pond where they feed
undisturbed.

Juveniles of Short-billed Dowitchers were in excellent numbers with only 2
adults seen out of a total of 78. A couple of juvenile Stilts continue
along with multiple juveniles of Western Sandpipers, Semipalmated
Sandpipers and Least Sandpipers.

I looked for but did not see the candidate for Long-billed Dowitcher that
was reported and then later retracted yesterday.

In non shorebirds news, numbers of Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal and
Blue-winged Teal have started to build.

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: Again I forgot !
From: robert adamo <radamo4691 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 16:42:04 -0400
Re: my last post, I neglected to mention that after giving me all sorts of
tests (they all were negative) I was able to go home that night, albeit,
not until ~ 11PM !

Also forgot to mention the moral of the story...never go out to the "flats"
on a hot day without liquids. Or in my case, don't get so excited about
seeing a bird (regardless of stature) that you leave home without it !

Bob

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Subject: Monday, while not Sunday, is still a day of thanks !
From: robert adamo <radamo4691 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 16:09:01 -0400
Firstly, I want to thank (alphabetically) Andrew Baksh, Gail Benson and Tom
Burke) for finding the Baird's Sandpiper on the Rt.105, Riverhead sod field
 yesterday.

Secondly, I'd like to thank Jeff Ritter for being at that location upon my
arrival this AM, and enabling me to quickly find the 6 A.Golden Plovers and
single Baird's Sandpiper he had seen earlier. Also present were 5 semi-
plovers, ~15 Killdeers and as least 1 least sandpiper. We then drove the
perimeter of the "Golden Trapezium", which was devoid of birds.

We then headed west along Sound Ave to check out both the DeLea and
Dallalio Sod Farms. At the first we found 71 (we counted separately)
A.Golden Plovers, but the latter held none.

While giving thanks, I want to acknowledge those birders who came to my aid
this past Monday (8/24) while looking for the Common Ringed Plover on the
mud flats at Cupsogue Co.Pk. I had become dehydrated, feeling light-headed,
in addition to feeling very fatigued. This condition was observed by Kathy
Klecan, a nurse, who, found an irregular heart beat and said I needed
medical help. She then took off running (all the way) from the flats to the
First Aid Station on the boardwalk, to get help. While she was gone Gail
Benson,Tom Burke and Sue & Ken Feustel all shared their water with me -
thank you guys ! Thanks also to all of the other,assembled birders for
their well wishes. After a short while, Kathy came running back with the
good news that  "the cavalry was on it's way" ! They came in the form of 2,
4x4, wide tire, open John Deere all-terrain vehicles, but even they
couldn't make it across the fairly deep channel. Aided by Tom Burke, Shai
Mitra, Kathy and a walking stick, I  made it to there side ! Arriving at
the air-conditioned First Aid Station, they hydrated me enough, to get me
looking & feeling much better - thank you Gregg.! He recommended going to
the emergency room just to be safe. Kathy then volunteered to take me (I
couldn't reach my wife) and was in no condition to drive myself. After
getting me checked in, she left, to head to a family birthday party that
she was already late for - what a gal ! Kathy,thank you for taking
charge...I am for ever in your debt !

Cheers,
Bob

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Subject: Swale @ jones Beach West End
From: Corey Finger <here471 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 15:38:37 -0400
...is current hosting 2 Whimbrel and at least one Americsn Golden Plover.

Good birding, (and beach going),
Corey finger

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Subject: 6 Hudsonian Godwits @ Cupsogue Beach C.P. (Suffolk)
From: Derek Rogers <drogers0031 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 13:58:48 -0400
I snuck out onto the flats just before high tide crept in to try and capitalize 
on the coastal shorebird movement that was taking place today. Decent numbers 
of expected species were present with some obvious east - west movement along 
the bay and inside flats. Aside from 3 Whimbrels, and a lone AMERICAN 
GOLDEN-PLOVER, the highlight by far was watching a group of 6 HUDSONIAN GODWITS 
fly in from the east. The birds spent most of their time resting in the high 
water on the flats before they flew west to the beach (sandy stretch just west 
of main flats). After a short rest the birds continued on their journey west. 


I also received an alert, and photo, from Justin Leclaire informing me that his 
colleagues had a juvenile BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER on the flats at low tide this 
AM. 


Further east, at Mecox, John Shemilt had a productive morning also noting 
constant turnover. His highlights were 11 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, 1 BAIRD'S 
SANDPIPER and 1 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER. The continuing MARBLED GODWIT, along 
with a single Whimbrel, was also present. 


Best,

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Subject: Plumb Beach, Kings County. BAIRD'S SANDPIPER
From: Sean Sime <sean AT seansime.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 11:08:13 -0400
To echo Angus Wilson's post, this morning at roughly 6:45am a juvenile
Baird's Sandpiper touched down on the flats at Plumb Beach. The bird stayed
for approximately 5 minutes. A poor quality phone scope image can be seen
in the Ebird checklist here.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19634217

Other birders seemed to materialize instantly, but the Baird's had moved
on. Consolation prizes included 3 Pectoral Sandpipers and 4 Red Knot.

Both Seaside and Saltmarsh Sparrows were seen and the Clapper Rail show was
in full effect.

Good birding,

Sean Sime
Brooklyn, NY

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Subject: Re 105 Riverhead
From: Jeffrey Ritter <jritt AT nysif.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 14:43:47 +0000

Currently 6 Golden Plover looking west fro m 105. Earlier, I saw the Birds as 
well. 


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Subject: South Fork LI: shorebird movement
From: Angus Wilson <oceanwanderers AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 09:58:22 -0400
Looking to be a good shorebird migration day, lots moving East to West this 
morning along the ocean frontage and dropping into ponds etc. 


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Subject: Hudsonian Godwit, JBNWR
From: <mscheibel49 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 09:38:58 -0400
Single Hudsonian now on East Pond, west shore just south of island 50 ' from 
phrags 


Mike Scheibel
Brookhaven 

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Subject: RE: Jamaica Bay Active Day
From: Steve Walter <swalter15 AT verizon.net>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:59:55 -0400
Following up my previous post, I got around to looking at pictures of the
bird that some were identifying as a Long-billed Dowitcher. As luck would
have it, it walked between me and the first godwit. So I snapped off a few
pictures at close range. This is a gray, basic plumaged bird. But I was
troubled by how pale it was. Upon closer inspection, there is spotting in
the neck and breast, along with white fringing to the coverts. These would
appear to be characteristics of the hendersoni subspecies of Short-billed.
Certainly, an interesting bird to look for if you're out on the pond
tomorrow. Look south of Dead Man's Cove (or anywhere else dowitchers might
gather).

 

Steve 

 

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[mailto:bounce-117807270-8873015 AT list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Steve Walter
Sent: Sunday, August 31, 2014 7:37 PM
To: nysbirds-l
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay Active Day

 

For a day, at least, I can put aside discussion of what's changed and what's
wrong on the East Pond. Today was the best day I've seen in a good while,
both for number and variety of shorebirds. Simultaneous single reports from
both north and south ends eventually turned into 2 HUDSONIAN GODWITS side by
side. Also available at both ends was BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, two different birds
evidenced by exhibiting the plumage variation that juvenile Calidris
sandpipers can do. The brighter one, along with the godwits, can be seen at
my web site http://www.stevewalternature.com/ . An AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER
put in a brief appearance on the south end in early afternoon. Not sure who
to credit that to - I just saw the picture sent via smart phone. Also seen
today (not all by me - I'm not that good a birder) were 2 Western Willets,
Red Knot, Ruddy Turnstone, Dunlin, Long-billed Dowitcher, Pectoral, 2
Western, several White-rumped, and several Stilt Sandpipers. Also Lesser
Yellowlegs - do I need to highlight this? The continued scarcity of this
former staple of the East Pond is one sore spot on this otherwise bright
day. 2 ROYAL TERNS, I think previously reported, also put in an appearance.

 

Steve Walter

Bayside, NY

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Subject: Jamaica Bay Active Day
From: Steve Walter <swalter15 AT verizon.net>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 19:36:52 -0400
For a day, at least, I can put aside discussion of what's changed and what's
wrong on the East Pond. Today was the best day I've seen in a good while,
both for number and variety of shorebirds. Simultaneous single reports from
both north and south ends eventually turned into 2 HUDSONIAN GODWITS side by
side. Also available at both ends was BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, two different birds
evidenced by exhibiting the plumage variation that juvenile Calidris
sandpipers can do. The brighter one, along with the godwits, can be seen at
my web site http://www.stevewalternature.com/ . An AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER
put in a brief appearance on the south end in early afternoon. Not sure who
to credit that to - I just saw the picture sent via smart phone. Also seen
today (not all by me - I'm not that good a birder) were 2 Western Willets,
Red Knot, Ruddy Turnstone, Dunlin, Long-billed Dowitcher, Pectoral, 2
Western, several White-rumped, and several Stilt Sandpipers. Also Lesser
Yellowlegs - do I need to highlight this? The continued scarcity of this
former staple of the East Pond is one sore spot on this otherwise bright
day. 2 ROYAL TERNS, I think previously reported, also put in an appearance.

 

Steve Walter

Bayside, NY


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Subject: Baird's, Golden++{Riverhead}
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16:33:51 -0400
Currently there are single Baird's Sandpiper, American Golden Plover and
Pectoral Sandpiper with other shorebirds off the west side of route 105
south of Sound Avenue in Riverhead.   Andrew Baksh, Tom Burke and Gail
Benson

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Subject: RE: Jamaica Bay Hudsonian Godwit: yes
From: Steve Walter <swalter15 AT verizon.net>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:19:26 -0400
Golden Plover just found at south end, where a Baird's has been.

Steve Walter


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From: Karen Fung
Date:08/31/2014 11:29 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: nysbirds-L AT cornell.edu,eBirdsNYC
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay Hudsonian Godwit: yes
Sunday 11:20am One flew into the north end of the east pond across from the island. Several observers. ---- Karen Fung NYC Sent from my iPhone -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l AT cornell.edu/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/NYSB.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ -- -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l AT cornell.edu/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/NYSB.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --
Subject: Marbled godwit at Mecox
From: AA Fawkes <aafawkes AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:28:10 -0400
A marbled godwit is currently feeding at mecox flats, LI.

Anya Auerbach

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Subject: Jamaica Bay Hudsonian Godwit: yes
From: Karen Fung <easternbluebird AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:29:10 -0400
Sunday 11:20am
One flew into the north end of the east pond across from the island. Several 
observers. 

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NYC


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Subject: Brooklyn Eider
From: Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:08:08 -0400
Brooklyn King Eider refound at east end of plum beach by Kristin Costello. Bird 
is five feet from shore now. 


Dennis Hrehowsik
Brooklyn
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Subject: Jamaica Bay Update
From: Sean Camillieri <scamillieri AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 20:21:45 -0400
As posted earlier, 1 Hudsonian Godwit flew in around 3:30. The bird stayed but 
began to move frequently as time went on and it eventually flew North and out 
of sight at 6:02. Other birds such as the Baird's Sandpipers, Western 
Sandpipers, White-rumped Sandpipers, and Stilt Sandpipers were still present 
when I left. 


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Subject: Central Park, NYC 8/27/28/29
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:30:10 -0400
Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City -

At least 21 species of migrant warblers had been noted in the park  
over the previous week. Some but not all of these were still being  
seen on Froday.

Fri., 29 Aug. 2014 - Once again a modest variety of flycatchers and  
warblers with rather few of most other land bird migrants noted.  The  
Ramble area was somewhat active in some spots, with 2 Cape May  
Warblers reported by a couple of birders there - at Shakespeare Garden  
- and later in the day, Prairie & a few other warblers in that area;  
Wilson's, Canada & other warbler spp. in some places The park's north  
end had fair variety including Cape May & Blue-winged Warbler.  
Overall, numbers of individual migrants seemed lacking... A first-fall  
Broad-winged Hawk was mildly harassed by a few Blue Jays, at the Loch.  
Scant Veery and Scarlet Tanager were seen.

-  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -
Thursday, 28 Aug. - A fairly strong flight the night before, but  
perhaps not all that many migrants stopping in at Central... an uptick  
in numbers of warblers as could be expected with at least a dozen spp.  
that I noted in the n. end of the park in 3 hrs. from first light,  
none of them really uncommon species. The bulk of those certainly  
American Redstarts, with a fair showing of Magnolia, also plenty of  
Chestnut-sided.  Of other birds, not too much, some R.-b. Grosbeaks, a  
few more Veerys, and a single modestly early Swainson's Thrush.  Blue- 
gray Gnatcatcher was also around.  Some Ospreys were seen moving  
south, 2 as early as 7:45 a.m.  Interesting land bird fly-bys included  
a few Purple Finches, and more than a few Bobolinks - the latter  
typically not sticking around in Central.

-   -   -   -   -
Wed. 27 Aug. - At least 10 Common Nighthawks moved thru after 7 p.m. -  
the conditions were fairly good for what could have been an even  
larger movement of the species later in the day, & it would be  
interesting to hear what other high counts were noted from various  
points in the region.  The Ramble had a smallish number of migrants,  
that included a Worm-eating Warbler at the north side of Azalea Pond &  
the Gill; this perhaps the same individual seen previously and also  
the next day, by others in the Ramble.  There were 2 species of  
waterthrush and 2 shorebird spp. on the flats at The Pond (SE cor. of  
the park), the latter the fairly regular Solitary- plus the very  
regular Spotted- Sandpiper[s].  Also seen in other areas were 2 Veery,  
migrants that are expected a bit ahead of the main push of Catharus  
thrush migration. Flycatcher variety, esp. of Empidonax [genus] spp.  
is fairly good - & E. Kingbirds are around in fairly good numbers still.

Some other reports have trickled thru, some lacking much detail, and/ 
or of birds not re-found & reported. A White-eyed Vireo had been in  
the n. woods on Tues. 8/26.   It may be a while to the next serious  
cool front yet the flow of fall is underway and any day might bring  
some interesting sightings. Anyone wondering if there's been that much  
land-bird migration could look at records from points 100 - 1,000+  
miles south/southwest of NY. Many species have been tallied in the  
dozens to many hundreds.

Good birding,

Tom Fiore
Manhattan




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Subject: Yesterday's Brown Booby from Fort Tilden, Queens
From: Lukas Musher <musherluke AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:48:15 -0400
To begin with I apologize about the lack of details and discussion about
this bird from me over the past two days.  Unfortunately I had very little
time after leaving Tilden to even look at my email let alone send any, and
had to go to a departmental retreat for grad school where I had minimal
internet access and free time until now.

Yesterday morning Corey Finger and I watched a small Sulid with a dark
upperside, head, neck, and upper breast, and contrasting white belly and
lower breast fly by the platform at Fort Tilden in Queens co.  We
immediately knew it was not a gannet based on flight style (relatively
quick, purposeful flapping, low over the water). I wasn't sure I had the
evidence to prove that we had seen a Brown Booby, but after some discussion
with others I was told that the entirely dark upperside (no white on the
rump) and flight style, and size together rule out Northern Gannet.  I
obtained photos but they are not great, and don't do much more than suggest
a booby, but I wrote a more detailed report for NYSARC.

The bird was headed W or WNW past Fort Tilden towards Sandy Hook low over
the water, and then began flying more NW and higher into NY Harbor before
we lost it.  For the first 5 min the bird was about 3 or so miles south of
us flying low over the water.  The bird then picked up above the horizon
slightly and I began to photograph it, though at this point it was even
farther away and closer to Sandy Hook.  If you are interested in the
underwhelming photos from ~5 miles away you can see them on my flickr below:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/36201985 AT N08/

Keep your eyes out off of the Barrier Beaches in Brooklyn and Queens, and
inside NY harbor as it is not unthinkable that this bird could still be
around.

Best,
Lukas Musher
Harlem, NY

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Subject: Re: Jamaica Bay 6 Hudsonian Godits
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert AT optonline.net>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:38:26 -0400
One Hudsonian Godwit just flew in.




08/30/2014  AT  3:37 PM

Arie Gilbert 
No. Babylon NY 




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Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Jamaica Bay 6 Hudsonian Godits 
 
For those you who you were contemplating a HUGO (Hudsonian Godwit) twitch. I 
figured you might want an update. 


The 6 Hudsonian Godwits just picked up and flew off the pond, heading north 
east over the train tracks. 


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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On Aug 30, 2014, at 11:08 AM, Gail Benson  wrote:

Nortth side of east pond on spit opposite island.  Jamaica Bay.

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Subject: Re: Jamaica Bay 6 Hudsonian Godits
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:12:22 -0400
For those you who you were contemplating a HUGO (Hudsonian Godwit) twitch.
I figured you might want an update.

The 6 Hudsonian Godwits just picked up and flew off the pond, heading north
east over the train tracks.

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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Nortth side of east pond on spit opposite island.  Jamaica Bay.
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Subject: Jamaica Bay 6 Hudsonian Godits
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:07:41 -0400
Nortth side of east pond on spit opposite island.  Jamaica Bay.

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Subject: NYC Area RBA: 29 August 2014
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:21:47 -0400
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Aug. 29, 2014
* NYNY1408.29

- Birds mentioned

AUDUBON'S SHEARWATER+
COMMON RINGED PLOVER+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

King Eider
Cory's Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Northern Gannet
Bald Eagle
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER
AMERICAN AVOCET
Solitary Sandpiper
Whimbrel
HUDSONIAN GODWIT
MARBLED GODWIT
Western Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER
Royal Tern
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Cape May Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Hooded Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
LARK SPARROW
BLUE GROSBEAK
DICKCISSEL

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

To report sightings call:
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Compiler: Tom Burke, Tony Lauro
Coverage: New York City, Long Island, Westchester County

Transcriber: Ben Cacace

BEGIN TAPE

Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, August 29th
2014 at 7pm. The highlights of today's tape are COMMON RINGED PLOVER,
AMERICAN AVOCET, HUDSONIAN GODWIT, MARBLED GODWIT, BAIRD'S SANDPIPER,
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, AUDUBON'S SHEARWATER, DICKCISSEL, BLUE GROSBEAK and
LARK SPARROW.

Last Sunday at Cupsogue County Park in Westhampton Dunes a male COMMON
RINGED PLOVER was skillfully picked out from among the shorebirds gathered
on the mudflats north of the Cupsogue parking lot. The bird was shortly
lost as the tide dropped further and the shorebirds spread out. But later
in the afternoon as the tide was rising the plover again appeared on the
flats where it was nicely photographed. Regrettably the bird did not do the
same routine on Monday and has not been relocated since.

Also on the flats at Cupsogue one or two MARBLED GODWITS have been spending
time between the flats themselves on the large bar that opens up in the
inlet just to the west. Showing very different behavior on Monday an
HUDSONIAN GODWIT stopped for less than a minute on the flats before
continuing east similar to an earlier WHIMBREL that at least stayed for a
few minutes. Other shorebirds there featured two quick visits from an
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER Monday and WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER while ROYAL TERN
numbers have grown to over 20. Offshore Monday morning were single CORY'S
SHEARWATER and NORTHERN GANNET.

At Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge the successful Shorebird Festival last
Saturday featured very nice looks at a MARBLED GODWIT on the East Pond with
a decent variety of other shorebirds there including several WESTERN
SANDPIPERS plus a flyover adult BALD EAGLE. A BAIRD'S SANDPIPER showed up
on the East Pond Wednesday and continued at least through Thursday.

An AMERICAN AVOCET was seen today in the tidal marsh at the Oceanside
Marine Nature Study Area where SOLITARY SANDPIPERS and juvenile WESTERN
SANDPIPER were in the pools along the boardwalk by the ballfields west of
Jones Beach field 2 last Saturday.

A young male KING EIDER was spotted today off Plumb Beach in Brooklyn and a
WHIMBREL also appeared there. Three AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS were at Floyd
Bennett Field today.

A fishing trip to Block Canyon Wednesday noted 3 CORY'S SHEARWATER, one
SOOTY SHEARWATER and 20 AUDUBON'S SHEARWATERS plus 71 WILSON'S
STORM-PETRELS.

Some interesting landbirds this past week began with a DICKCISSEL at the
Marine Park Saltmarsh Nature Center in Brooklyn and an OLIVE-SIDED
FLYCATCHER at Floyd Bennett Field last Saturday these followed by a BLUE
GROSBEAK in Brooklyn's Green-wood Cemetery and a LARK SPARROW at Heckscher
State Park both on Sunday. An early CAPE MAY WARBLER was spotted at Leeds
Pond Preserve in Manhasset last Sunday and a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT appeared
at Jones Beach West End today. Other recently reported warblers have
included BAY-BREASTED, PRAIRIE and HOODED plus the expected early migration
species. Even RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH appeared locally Thursday.

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

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Subject: Brooklyn Coast Birds +"yellow bellied" Kingbird
From: Sean Sime <sean AT seansime.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:04:58 -0400
Birds were obviously on the move today.

I was able to see both the young male King Eider and Whimbrel this morning
at Plumb Beach. For those not familiar with the location it is located
along the Belt Parkway just west of Flatbush Avenue.
I spent the middle of the day searching Gravesend Bay following a report of
a probably Brown Booby flying west off Ft. Tilden in Queens. I did not
locate any Sulids, but even at the mid day hour there was visible migration
in effect with 5 Baltimore Orioles, 2 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, and a
Louisiana Waterthrush all moving west through Coney Island Creek Park.
Scoping the pilings across the creek a Lesser Black-backed Gull was resting
with Herring Gulls.
While running errands after birding I had a "yellow bellied" Kingbird fly
over me near 6th Ave and 64th Street in Bay Ridge. The bird was heading SE
just over the treetops. Unfortunately, no bins and no camera so this one
will remain nameless.

Good birding,

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Subject: Brooklyn King Eider - NO
From: Anders Peltomaa <anders.peltomaa AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:06:04 -0400
Hi all,
I arrived to Plumb Beach at about 11am and searched for the King Eider
together with two other birders for almost 2 hours without connecting with
it. When we started working along the beach towards the eastern end a group
of jet skiers blasted back and forth off the beach. I'm guessing they may
have been what drove the eider away.

Maybe someone else with a bit of luck will relocate it?

not so good birding, and the train back home went local...

Anders Peltomaa
Manhattan

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Subject: Avocet info.
From: syschiff <icterus AT optonline.net>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:15:14 -0400
Marine Nature Study Area, Oceanside 29 August

With the approaching high tide, the Avocet along with most of the birds in the 
pool west of the pond flew off. (High tide is 40 minutes past Jones Inlet). 
After a review with Mike Farina, staff Biologist, it appears that sightings in 
prior years were from 2 days to a month in one case. So, fair chance the Avocet 
will show tomorrow morning. 


Other birds of interest were a Cooper's Hawk, imm. Little Blue Heron and a 
SEASIDE SPARROW. 


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Subject: avocet Oceanside nature center
From: David Klauber <davehawkowl AT msn.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:55:47 -0400
Sy Schiff found an Avocet at Oceanside this mroning. It was still present at 11 
AM in the flats / pools west of the Osprey platform 

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Subject: Re: Marbled Godwit - Cupsogue, Suffolk County
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert AT optonline.net>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:48:09 -0400
For those interested, I visited the flats yesterday [8-28-14] late 
evening, and the Marbled Godwit was still present .

Arie Gilbert
North Babylon, NY



On 8/16/2014 9:30 AM, Eileen Schwinn wrote:
> Currently being seen on the sand flats at Cupsogue, one Marbled Godwit. 
Earlier this AM, a Black Tern, two Horned Larks and two Little Blue Egrets were 
seen as well as a Clapper Rail with three young and a flock of seven Royal 
Terns. 

> Eileen Schwinn and
> Multiple Observers from the Eastern Long Island Audubon Society Field Trip to 
Cupsogue 

>
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Subject: Brooklyn King Eider - YES
From: Rob Jett <citybirder AT earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:47:21 -0400
As of around 10am the bird was just a short distance from the shore and 
slightly east of the rock jetty. 


Thanks Shane for my first Kings King Eider.

Good birding,

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Subject: Chat at Jones Beach
From: Steve Walter <swalter15 AT verizon.net>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:42:47 -0400
Yellow - breasted Chat in the hedgerow adjacent to the coast guard station at 
about 7:30. East end of the hedgerow. Not showing itself much, though. Not a 
whole lot else on migrants. 


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Subject: KING EIDER Plum Beach/Brooklyn
From: Heydi <kiskadee20 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:13:35 -0400
I tried to post an update earlier, but looks like it didn't go through. The 
King Eider was still present when I left around 7:30 am, and Keir Randall 
reported that it is still there, (around 8:30) now closer to shore. 


Good luck if you go!

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Subject: KING EIDER Plum Beach/Brooklyn
From: Shane Blodgett <shaneblodgett AT yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:14:37 -0400
Young male King Eider swimming west 100 yards off Plum Beach towards Sheepshead 
Bay Marina in Brooklyn Kings County. 


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Brooklyn NY

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Subject: Possible Brown Booby - Queens
From: Corey Finger <here471 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:06:42 -0400
Luke Musher and I just had what we are reasonably certain was a young Brown 
Booby flying west past Fort Tilden. It was headed along the north shore of 
Staten Island when we lost sight of it. Luke got distant pics that we hope will 
confirm the ID when we get them on the computer. 


If you can get to the vicinity of the Verrazano Bridge it might be worth taking 
a look. 


Good Birding,
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Subject: Re: Syracuse Migrants
From: "Gertrude R. Battaly" <merlin AT pipeline.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:28:10 -0400
Hey Kyle,

Looks like you had a good morning.  Great to see the Blackburnians are 
headed our way.
Check out the Blackburnians (near bottom left) and the Gannets (bottom 
right) on breeding territory:
http://www.battaly.com/trip/2014maritimes/

Have you started the semester already?

Trudy



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On 8/28/2014 10:58 AM, Kyle Bardwell wrote:
> The radar was lit up last night in central new york. On my way to class
> this morning I birded oakwood cemetery located adjacent to esf/SU campus
> starting at 740 am. There was a noticeable amount of migrants but I
> quickly came upon a large group of warblers. There were several
> magnolias and chesnutsideds. In the flock was 2 bay breasted and atleast
> 3 blackburnians! Most of the activity was in or around one large Oak
> tree. It was the most active morning I have had so far this fall in the
> graveyard. But we will see what tonight brings.
> Kyle Bardwell
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Subject: Sept 27-28 overnight pelagic out of Cape Cod
From: Nick Bonomo <nbonomo AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:36:11 -0400
The following is being posted with the permission of the Listowner.

All,

This may be of interest to NY birders.

The Brookline Bird Club has just announced a relatively last-minute
overnight pelagic out of Hyannis, MA scheduled for the weekend of Sept 27 &
28. This is the exact same overnight trip that is usually offered only once
per year and sails on average every *other* year due to weather luck. We
just completed this year's trip this past weekend with great success. The
overnight trip before that, in Aug 2012, was also amazing. We were
weathered out in 2013.

A quick summary of this year's trip:
http://www.shorebirder.com/2014/08/aug-23-24-bbc-extreme-pelagic-wfsp-rbtr.html
Watch Massbird for the upcoming full report.

The 2012 trip:
http://trips.brooklinebirdclub.org/2012/09/august-superpelagic.html

This year we have the opportunity to do this for a second time. The annual
August trip, which is announced during January each year, sells out months
before the trip and has a waiting list. This has become the most reliable
pelagic trip in North America for White-faced Storm-Petrel, and the mega
rare Barolo Shearwater has been seen by us in these waters twice (once on
the 2012 overnighter, and once on a single-day trip in 2007). There have
been very, very few deep-water pelagic trips organized for New England
waters in September, and it stands to reason that White-faced Storm-Petrel
and Barolo Shearwater may be just as likely, and perhaps even MORE likely,
during September. The rarity possibilities, in addition to the more
expected species, are very exciting.

See the below information from organizer Ida Giriunas. Note that the
deadline to get enough participants signed up for the trip to be a 'go' is
Sept 6th.

"Greetings:

We have an opportunity to rerun the recent very successful Extreme August
Pelagic trip at the end of September. The birds seen in August were the
White-faced Storm-petrel, Black-capped Petrel, Red-billed Tropicbird,
dozens of Audubon's shearwaters, a few Band-rumped storm-petrels, a few
Leach's Storm-petrels and a SOUTH POLAR SKUA as well as our common
shearwaters, jaegers and phalaropes. Also seen was a WHALE SHARK and a
TIGER SHARK.. We have Master birders such as Jeremiah Trimble, Marshall
Iliff, Nicholas Bonomo, Mark Faherty, Luke Seitz, etc. leading our trips.
Our boat, the HELEN H, is a very comfortable, fast, 100 foot fishing boat
with a knowledgeable and enthusiastic Captain and crew. We use gallons of
chum to attract the birds.. There are 38 bunks aboard which will be
available to the first 38 who sign up. There is a full galley with
excellent food at reasonable prices.
Parking is free.

Please let us know if you would be interested. We need enough people
registered by 9/6 to plan to do so. So, if you want to join us, contact
Ida Giriunas at ida8 AT verizon.net
(781-929-8772) for further information and waiver forms.

September 27,28, 2014 Hyannis to Hydrographer, Veaches, Atlantis Canyon
area:

5:30 AM Saturday - 6PM Sunday

for WHITE-FACED STORM PETREL, Band-Rumped and, Leach's Storm-Petrel,5
Shearwater species (including possible BAROLO), 3 Jaeger species, terns,
gulls and sea ducks, possible Tropicbird, bridled tern, other rarities.
Cost: $295 BBC Members, $310 non-members.


Ida Giriunas

For the Brookline Bird Club"

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT

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Subject: Block Canyon fishing/birding 8/27
From: Nick Bonomo <nbonomo AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:29:14 -0400
All,

Yesterday I fished the tip of Block Canyon from about 5:30am to 1:30pm. It
was not terribly birdy (mammals outnumbered birds) but I was impressed by
the numbers of Audubon's Shearwaters.

Numbers:
Cory's Shearwater  2
Cory's Shearwater (borealis)  1
Sooty Shearwater  1
Audubon's Shearwater  20
Wilson's Storm-Petrel  71
Oceanodroma sp.  1

Common Dolphin 10
Risso's Dolphin 95
Pilot Whale sp. 15
shark sp. 1
Manta Ray 1
Portuguese Man o' War 6

A few pics here:
http://www.shorebirder.com/2014/08/aug-27-fishing-block-canyon.html

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Subject: Nighthawks over Ossining
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg AT amsllp.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:34:36 +0000
6 tonight over porch at 715 pm. my first of season. Still sitting out hoping 
for another round. With work slow was able leave office early and spent about 
an hour in Central Park bw 330-430 pm. Best by far was a very cooperative worm 
eating warbler in Evodia field. Several folks got on it and one woman was able 
to get some nice photos. Also magnolia (2), common yellowthroat, northern 
waterthrush and black and white (3). 


L. Trachtenberg
Ossining. 

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Subject: Jamaica Bay Shorebirds Update
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:18:01 -0400
A total of 18 species of shorebirds were recorded over the past few days at
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, in Queens NY.

The highlights being a juvenile Baird's Sandpiper found yesterday on the
north east end of the East Pond. The bird was later seen at the south end,
where good views were shared with the Greaves family (Roddy, Miles and
Travis) from Kingston NY. The Baird's was again seen today, this time on
the north west end as per Shane Blodgett.

Another good bird for the East Pond, Solitary Sandpiper, was seen yesterday
with Ed Becher and Bob Anderson. However, it was not seen by me today.

A good number of Western and White-rumped Sandpipers continue as well a few
Stilt Sandpipers that include our first few juveniles since the migration
started.

In non shorebird news, a Royal Tern was a flyover yesterday also on the
East Pond.

Cheers,

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林 Quiet as the forest
火 Conquer like the fire
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Subject: Baird's Sandpiper/Jamaica Bay
From: Shane Blodgett <shaneblodgett AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:18:30 -0400
West side of East pond just south of deadman's cove


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Subject: Syracuse Migrants
From: Kyle Bardwell <ktbardwell AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:58:28 -0700
The radar was lit up last night in central new york. On my way to classthis 
morning I birded oakwood cemetery located adjacent to esf/SU campusstarting at 
740 am. There was a noticeable amount of migrants but I quicklycame upon a 
large group of warblers. There were several magnolias andchesnutsideds. In the 
flock was 2 bay breasted and atleast 3blackburnians! Most of the activity was 
in or around one large Oak tree. It was the most active morning I have had so 
far this fall in thegraveyard. But we will see what tonight brings. 

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Subject: Brown Booby Report
From: Will Raup <hoaryredpoll AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:08:50 -0400
There was a post last night in the Vermont Birds on Facebook by a ferry captain 
who said he saw the Brown Booby shortly after leaving Essex last night, he 
provided a good description as the bird flew past the boat and landed on the NY 
side. 

So hopefully the bird is still around if people are looking.
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Subject: NNYBirds: Brown Booby Report
From: "Will Raup Hoaryredpoll AT hotmail.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:08:50 -0400
There was a post last night in the Vermont Birds on Facebook by a ferry captain 
who said he saw the Brown Booby shortly after leaving Essex last night, he 
provided a good description as the bird flew past the boat and landed on the NY 
side. 

So hopefully the bird is still around if people are looking.
Good Birding!
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Subject: Shorebirds at the farm pond located on s/s Sound Ave, w/o Osborne Ave, Baiting Hollow.
From: robert adamo <radamo4691 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:05:18 -0400
Early this evening ~ 6 PM, 4 species of shorebirds were busily feeding -
Killdeer (2), Lesser Yellowlegs, Solitary Sandpiper and a FOS Pectoral
Sandpiper. Also in attendance were many Barn Swallows feeding at pond
level, while numerous others were content to rest on nearby wires, perhaps
contemplating their upcoming trip southward.

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From: Linda Orkin <wingmagic16 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:04:02 -0400
Come one, come all! The Cayuga Bird Club hosts the New York State
Ornithological Association’s annual meeting this year the weekend of
September 19 through September 21.  Registration is in full swing and we
are excited to have people coming from all around New York State to
participate in this.  We are looking forward to seeing friends old and new
from far and wide.


The Friday night reception will be held at the Cornell Laboratory of
Ornithology from 6-9 PM. We thank Melissa Walker for working along with us
to make this happen.  There will be “heavy” hors d’oeuvres provided by
Cornell Catering, along with a wine and beer cash bar.  Two presentations
will be offered:  *All About Bird Biology *given by Mya Thompson , the
author of this  newly launched web resource, and a recently produced film
called *Inside the Lab*  (which is not currently available to the general
public). Guests can join either of two tours of the employee areas of the
Lab. The innovative sound ring, a wooden soundscape sculpture by Mya Lin,
part of her “What is missing?” series dealing with extinctions, will be
turned on for all to hear and experience.  And the wonderful new mural of
bird silhouettes, a tribute to Roger Tory Peterson and his first field
guide, will captivate our visitors who will have a check list to challenge
their ID acumen.

Bob McGuire has organized many wonderful field trips and you can select the
ones which may interest you.  These will be high energy walks to many of
our favorite hot spots.

Saturday at the Ramada will see a series of interesting paper presentations
from 1:30 to 5, with topics ranging from *The Hidden World of Bird Language*
to *Earlier Arrival Dates of Spring Migrants*, to *Piping Plover Recovery*
in NYS and many more.  There will be posters on display, and of course, the
NYSOA delegates business meeting in the morning.  A silent auction will be
ongoing throughout the day.

The banquet Saturday night at the Ramada will be buffet style, with a cash
cocktail reception preceding this.  Announcements of award winners will be
followed by our keynote speaker. We are very excited to be presenting Dr.
Bridget Stutchbury, who will talk about her groundbreaking research and
whose talk is titled *Frequent Fliers: New Discoveries in Bird Migration*.  For
those who may not know Dr. Stutchbury, you still have time to read her
three great books  written for general audiences*: Silence of the
Songbirds, Bird Detective, and most recently, The Private Lives of Birds: A
Scientist Reveals the Intricacies of Avian Social Life.*

Doesn’t this sound like a must-attend weekend?  We hope you agree! Go to
*Cayugabirdclub.org* to register and for more information.  And please note,
if you are registering and choosing banquet or reception, the deadline for
this is Sept. 12.


Contact me if you need any additional information.


Best regards,

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Subject: RE: Re: [nysbirds-l] No Sighting: Plea for reports
From: Will Raup <hoaryredpoll AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:25:53 -0400
Also those interested in the Brown Booby should keep an eye out on the Vermont 
list serv. Birders on the east side of the lake, won't be reporting here. 

Will RaupGlenmont, NYDate: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:15:59 -0400
Subject: Re: [ebirdsnyc] Re: [nysbirds-l] No Sighting: Plea for reports
From: zachsw AT gmail.com
To: birdingdude AT gmail.com
CC: sean AT seansime.com; NYSbirds-L AT cornell.edu; ebirdsnyc AT yahoogroups.com

As far as I am aware, the last sighting of the booby was two days ago, heading 
east across the lake from Westport, NY. It has not been reported since. That 
sighting was itself about 20 miles north of where the bird had been hanging out 
for the two days when many people were able to see it. 



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Good post Sean and you echo what I have said in the past. Negative reports are 
just as important as positive ones on the list serves. 


Of course, let's keep in mind "Avocetgate" and not develop the habit of posting 
"Rare Bird NO" every hour because it might annoy some people who may find it 
just as or more irritable as "Rare Bird YES," every hour. 



Cheers,
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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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Hi all,
On our way into the holiday weekend many of us will be thinking about making 
runs for one of the two fantastic birds seen in the state this week. While 
there have been no sightings of the Common Ringed-Plover after the day it was 
found there certainly is a tremendous amount of habitat in the Cupsogue area 
and any reports, positive or negative would be very helpful. 



Somewhat surprising (to me, at least) is the lack of excitement regarding the 
Lake Champlain Brown Booby on this list. It seems in recent past the birds of 
this species showing up on inland bodies of water in the NE tend to stick 
around for some time. This is a bird that many people downstate would 
appreciate updates on towards the end of the week. 



In the field these days, conversation seems to always touch on the difficulties 
birders are having finding up to date information on rare birds in this new age 
of technology. There are many options and people have their favorite methods, 
but I am worried about the future of this list if the current trend continues. 
If we don't use it, we surely will loose it. 





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Subject: Re: Re: [nysbirds-l] No Sighting: Plea for reports
From: zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:15:59 -0400
As far as I am aware, the last sighting of the booby was two days ago,
heading east across the lake from Westport, NY.  It has not been reported
since.  That sighting was itself about 20 miles north of where the bird had
been hanging out for the two days when many people were able to see it.


On Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 6:46 PM, Andrew Baksh birdingdude AT gmail.com
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>
> Good post Sean and you echo what I have said in the past. Negative reports
> are just as important as positive ones on the list serves.
>
> Of course, let's keep in mind "Avocetgate" and not develop the habit of
> posting "Rare Bird NO" every hour because it might annoy some people who
> may find it just as or more irritable as "Rare Bird YES," every hour.
>
> Cheers,
>
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> On Aug 26, 2014, at 6:28 PM, Sean Sime  wrote:
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> Hi all,
>
> On our way into the holiday weekend many of us will be thinking about
> making runs for one of the two fantastic birds seen in the state this week.
> While there have been no sightings of the Common Ringed-Plover after the
> day it was found there certainly is a tremendous amount of habitat in the
> Cupsogue area and any reports, positive or negative would be very helpful.
> Somewhat surprising (to me, at least) is the lack of excitement regarding
> the Lake Champlain Brown Booby on this list. It seems in recent past the
> birds of this species showing up on inland bodies of water in the NE tend
> to stick around for some time. This is a bird that many people downstate
> would appreciate updates on towards the end of the week.
> In the field these days, conversation seems to always touch on the
> difficulties birders are having finding up to date information on rare
> birds in this new age of technology. There are many options and people have
> their favorite methods, but I am worried about the future of this list if
> the current trend continues. If we don't use it, we surely will loose it.
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From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:46:23 -0400
Good post Sean and you echo what I have said in the past. Negative reports
are just as important as positive ones on the list serves.

Of course, let's keep in mind "Avocetgate" and not develop the habit of
posting "Rare Bird NO" every hour because it might annoy some people who
may find it just as or more irritable as "Rare Bird YES," every hour.

Cheers,

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火 Conquer like the fire
山 Steady as the mountain
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On Aug 26, 2014, at 6:28 PM, Sean Sime  wrote:

Hi all,

On our way into the holiday weekend many of us will be thinking about
making runs for one of the two fantastic birds seen in the state this week.
While there have been no sightings of the Common Ringed-Plover after the
day it was found there certainly is a tremendous amount of habitat in the
Cupsogue area and any reports, positive or negative would be very helpful.
Somewhat surprising (to me, at least) is the lack of excitement regarding
the Lake Champlain Brown Booby on this list. It seems in recent past the
birds of this species showing up on inland bodies of water in the NE tend
to stick around for some time. This is a bird that many people downstate
would appreciate updates on towards the end of the week.
In the field these days, conversation seems to always touch on the
difficulties birders are having finding up to date information on rare
birds in this new age of technology. There are many options and people have
their favorite methods, but I am worried about the future of this list if
the current trend continues. If we don't use it, we surely will loose it.


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From: Sean Sime <sean AT seansime.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:27:45 -0400
Hi all,

On our way into the holiday weekend many of us will be thinking about
making runs for one of the two fantastic birds seen in the state this week.
While there have been no sightings of the Common Ringed-Plover after the
day it was found there certainly is a tremendous amount of habitat in the
Cupsogue area and any reports, positive or negative would be very helpful.
Somewhat surprising (to me, at least) is the lack of excitement regarding
the Lake Champlain Brown Booby on this list. It seems in recent past the
birds of this species showing up on inland bodies of water in the NE tend
to stick around for some time. This is a bird that many people downstate
would appreciate updates on towards the end of the week.
In the field these days, conversation seems to always touch on the
difficulties birders are having finding up to date information on rare
birds in this new age of technology. There are many options and people have
their favorite methods, but I am worried about the future of this list if
the current trend continues. If we don't use it, we surely will loose it.


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From: "Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes" <cth4 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:54:34 +0000
Please do not click on the link in the original message automatically generated 
from Sean Camillieri's email account. The browser or computer was likely 
compromised by malware which automatically generated the phishing email 
message. 


I have placed that subscribed email account to moderated status to prevent 
future automated messages. 


Thank you!

Sincerely,
Chris Tessaglia-Hymes

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Subject: October 4th - Seatuck Birding Challenge on Long Island
From: Patricia Manzi <aviancelt AT aol.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:39:34 -0400
Save the date! On October 4, Birders of all ages and abilities are invited to 
join in a day of avian adventure by participating in the First Annual Seatuck 
Birding Challenge . The 12-hour competitive birding event - the first of its 
kind on Long Island - challenges participants in teams of 3 or more to find as 
many bird species as they can on the Island, anywhere from Queens and Brooklyn 
to the East End. 


The Seatuck Birding Challenge will raise funds for conservation and draw 
attention to the importance of Long Island's open space. From sandy shorelines 
to tidal marshes to upland forests, the Island's natural areas are vitally 
important to hundreds of bird species and other wildlife. The protection of 
these areas is critical not only to wildlife, but also to the health of our 
coastal ecosystem and the quality of life on Long Island. 


The event will feature birders of all levels, and experience is not a 
requirement to participate. Seatuck will help inexperienced teams by matching 
them with veterans who will share their knowledge of where to find birds and 
how to identify them. Individuals registering on their own will be assigned to 
one of Seatuck's teams, which will be lead by experienced birders. Student 
teams, ranging from grade school through college, will also be participating in 
the event, and competing for awards in special scholastic categories. 


The Seatuck Birding Challenge is a fund-raising opportunity. Participants can 
raise money for Seatuck or their own conservation cause, while increasing 
awareness of Seatuck's conservation work, educational programs and nature 
centers. 


The Birding Challenge will finish with a festive BBQ reception and award 
presentation at the Scully Estate in Islip, home of the Suffolk County 
Environmental Center aqnd Seatuck Environmental Association. For more 
information, contact Trish Manzi at trish AT seatuck.org 

 

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Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:28:21 +0200


Greetings NYSbirds


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Subject: Cupsogue County Park Shorebirds (Suffolk Co.)
From: ken feustel <feustel AT optonline.net>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:23:09 -0400
Despite our unsuccessful search for the Common Ringed Plover yesterday, 
eighteen species of shorebirds were observed. The Marbled Godwit continued on 
the flats, and a Whimbrel put in a brief appearance. A single White-rumped 
Sandpiper was observed, and at about 5:00PM a Hudsonian Godwit flew into the 
mussel beds, stayed for about twenty seconds, then flew off to the east. It has 
been quite some time since we have seen both species of Godwit at the same 
location on the same day. 


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Subject: Midtown Birding
From: Alan Drogin <drogin AT earthlink.net>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:28:24 -0400
Bryant Park has a full bloom of late summer flowers - luscious blue-green 
broad-leaf plants with flowers ranging from the dark blues of salvia, purple, 
violet, fuchsia, to the pink of the hearty begonias. Along with the London 
Plane trees recently dumping piles of dead leaves - the park is harboring major 
ground cover to attract insects and hide the new arrival of underbrush 
migrants. Common Yellow-throated Warblers, Ovenbirds, and Waterthrushes - both 
Northern and Louisiana are scattered along the flowerbeds edging the lawn. An 
odd leucistic House Sparrow was hanging around the begonia patch by the 
ice-cream shack and I spotted my first Common White-throated Sparrow of the 
season at their favorite location - the birdbath. 


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Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:57:24 -0700
RBA
 
*  New York
*  Syracuse
* August 25, 2014
*  NYSY  08. 25. 14
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):


August 18, 2013 - August 25, 2014
to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.com
covering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),
Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortland
compiled: August 25 AT 8:00 p.m. (EDT)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
 
 
#407 Monday August 25, 2014
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
July 28, 2014
 
Highlights:
-----------

BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER
AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER
RUDDY TURNSTONE
SANDERLING
STILT SANDPIPER
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER
FORSTER’S TERN
SNOWY OWL
COMMON NIGHTHAWK
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT


Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
------------

     8/20: An astounding 390 SEMI-PALMATED SANDPIPERS were counted at 
Knox-Marsellus Marsh. 

     8/23: 2 SANDHILL CRANES, 1 SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 1 
RUDDY TURNSTONE, 1 SANDERLING, 30 LESST SANDPIPERS, 2 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS, 
30 SEMI-PALMATED SANDPIPERS, 3 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS and 5 LONG-BILLED 
DOWITCHERS were seen at Knox-Marsellus marsh. 

     8/24: Somewhat fewer shorebirds this day but a rare FORSTER’S TERN 
was seen at Knox-Marsellus. 



Onondaga county
------------

     COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were reported from all parts of the county this week. 
The best day was 8/23 when 119 were counted at Three Rivers WMA in 
Baldwinsville. The SNOWY OWL at the Rt. 31 shopping area near Home Depot was 
reported on an almost daily basis. It seems to be eating well. 

     8/23: A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was found by one lucky birder at the 
Eagle’s Nest Overlook at Three Rivers WMA but could not be relocated. 



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

     8/23: AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER, STILT SANDPIPER, BAIRDS SANDPIPER, 
SHORT-BILLE DOWITCHER and BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER were all seen at the Sky High 
Sod Farm north of Chittenango. On the 24th. 4 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS arrived but 
the Buff-breasted was not seen. 



Cayuga County
------------

     8/25: One adult RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at West Barrier Beach at 
Fair Haven. 2 SANDERLING and 1 SEMI-PALMATED SANDPIPERS were also seen, 

     

     
               

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Joseph Brin
Region 5
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Subject: Re: Any news on Common Ringed Plover today?
From: Mike <mikec02 AT optonline.net>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:35:57 -0400
A group of birders on the Cupsogue flats but as of 5:35 no plover. 

Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 25, 2014, at 2:54 PM, Sean Sime  wrote:

> I heard the bird was not seen at any point today so far. This notification 
was at roughly 1:30pm. 

> 
> Sean Sime
> Brooklyn, NY
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> Sent from my iPhone
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> On Aug 25, 2014, at 2:41 PM, Mike  wrote:
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>> Just wondering if anyone has been out on the Cupsogue flats today looking 
for the bird. 

>> 
>> Thanks,
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>> Ridge, LI, NY
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Subject: Re: Re:Common Ringed Plover @ Cupsogue LI
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:34:12 -0400
Thanks Shai for this post with a link to photos. I was relieved when I saw
the e-mail, since it saved me from trying to sort through and publish
photos last night as I was just too exhausted to work on that.

I have not gotten through all of my photos or video clips, but I have
managed to write up a post with some photos. If interested, the post with
photos can be accessed here.

http://birdingdude.blogspot.com/2014/08/common-ringed-plover-at-cupsogue-li-new.html 


Cheers,



On Sun, Aug 24, 2014 at 9:34 PM, Shaibal Mitra 
wrote:

>  Congratulations to Andrew for a tremendous find, and to Doug Futuyma,
> who overcame feeling unwell to re-find the bird. For those planning a try
> tomorrow, I think it's best to try on in-between tides: Andrew found it on
> the falling tide, and it was not re-found at low tide, despite strenuous
> efforts, until the tide came rose substantially again.
>
>  This is a distinctive-looking bird--large and pale-backed, with all the
> head and breast pattern features clearly shown, a longer slimmer bill than
> in SEPL, no color in the orbital ring, no webbing between the middle and
> inner toes, and a distinctive call. With Apologies to Andrew, who will
> share much better shots soon, here are a few photos showing its appearance:
>
>
> 
https://picasaweb.google.com/109808209543611018404/LongIslandMiscellany2014#6051308619990449970 

>
>  Shai Mitra
> Bay Shore
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> *Cc:* Nyc ebirds
> *Subject:* Re:[nysbirds-l] Possible Common Ringed Plover  AT  Cupsogue LI
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>   The bird has been refound and currently being viewed by Doug Futuyma,
> John Gluth, Shai Mitra, Patricia Lindsay. Soon to be joined by Michael
> Scheibel who was ordered back and will soon be charging through the mud.
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Subject: Re: Any news on Common Ringed Plover today?
From: Sean Sime <sean AT seansime.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:54:02 -0400
I heard the bird was not seen at any point today so far. This notification was 
at roughly 1:30pm. 


Sean Sime
Brooklyn, NY

Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 25, 2014, at 2:41 PM, Mike  wrote:

> Just wondering if anyone has been out on the Cupsogue flats today looking for 
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Subject: Any news on Common Ringed Plover today?
From: Mike <mikec02 AT optonline.net>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:41:54 -0400
Just wondering if anyone has been out on the Cupsogue flats today looking for 
the bird. 


Thanks,
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Subject: Cupsogue Common Ringed Plover images
From: John Gluth <jgluth AT optonline.net>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:18:42 -0400
I've uploaded some additional photos and a video clip of the Ringed Plover to 
Flickr: 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jgluth_brb/sets/72157646850333075/
Great bird. Thanks to Andrew for the find, Doug for the re-find, and Shai and 
Pat for the phone call. 



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Subject: Addendum
From: robert adamo <radamo4691 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 01:15:55 -0400
I now realize I didn't name the bird found by Andrew - It was, of course
the Common Ringed Plover. How I missed it remains a mystery. My not posting
much lately, doesn't begin to cover it.

Also, upon re-reading it, due to new or visiting birders, I probably should
state the boundaries of the area I described as "The Golden Trapezium".
Sound Ave on the north, Route 105 on the east, Route 25 on the south and
Doctors Path on the west.

Bob [?]

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Subject: A fair afternoon of birding, without the "ring" of excitement: "Don't cry for me Argentina", I'll be back tomorrow !
From: robert adamo <radamo4691 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:47:52 -0400
I started at "The Golden Trapezium" in Riverhead, finding only a few
Killdeers on the ground, along with a total of 8 Turkey Vultures overhead,
5 heading east. At the Lamont residence in Northville, as Eric was pointing
out the favorite tree in their backyard of a Great Horned Owl, which has
been visiting fairly regular, a high flying Red-Tail screamed, and then
went into a 45 degree power-dive, which unfortunately ended out of sight.
With it's wings pulled back close to it's body, it reminded us of a
Peregrine Falcon ! We also were treated to 14 T.V's. heading east. I then
headed west to visit the DeLea Sod Farm on Sound Ave Riv. (nothing visible)
before checking out the Dallalio S.F. on Sound Ave, c/o Osborne Ave, with
the same shore-bird results. I did however, pick up another 5 T.V's.
between there and Horton Ave.

Arriving home, I kissed my wife, and then made a huge, tactical error... I
ate before checking the computer - never again !!! Reading Andrew Baksh's 2
posts, I ran out the door, hopped in the car, and proceeded to exceed the
20 mph speed limit in our condominium. I called Andrew enroute, and was
told the bird was still there...yes !  Of course, the traffic was slow on
Dune Rd. (all the way to Copsogue), but things seemed to go good for me,
when a 4 wheel drive vehicle stopped and drove me most of the way from the
parking lot to the cut-off trail to the bay. Heading west toward the flats,
I then met the triumphant column of successful birders, who in fact, had
seen the bird ! It fell on Dave Klauber (first in line) to "gut-up" and
give me the sad news - the bird had took off when disturbed by a loud plane
~ 1/2 hour before, and because of the rising tide, probably would not
return today. Shai Mitra (last in line) being the gentlemen that he is,
went back with me to show me the safest spot to cross the channel. Steve
Schellenger was still on the other side, looking for the plover. We looked
until all the plovers left, with not much mud above water. Pat Pallidino
arrived as Steve & I were wading back, and although he missed the bird too,
at least he was saved the crossing.

The up side of this afternoon's adventure was seeing my FOS Marbled Godwit,
as well as my FOS Royal Terns, 1 adult & 2 juveniles.

Cheers,
Bob
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Subject: Lark Sparrow at Hecksher State Park, East Islip (Suffolk County)
From: Suzanne Feustel <suefeustel AT optonline.net>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 21:49:44 -0400
Today while bicycling along the Hecksher State Park bike path I observed a Lark 
Sparrow feeding on the path and on the roadside which runs along the bike path. 
I first saw the bird at 12:30 and again during my last lap at 4:18 PM. The bird 
would fly into a nearby tree when a car or person passed by but would then 
return to the grassy edge or road side and feed. It was located on the northern 
loop of the bike trail near the intersection of the pedestrian and bike 
crossing which leads into Great River. 






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Subject: RE: Re:Possible Common Ringed Plover @ Cupsogue LI
From: Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra AT csi.cuny.edu>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 01:34:02 +0000
Congratulations to Andrew for a tremendous find, and to Doug Futuyma, who 
overcame feeling unwell to re-find the bird. For those planning a try tomorrow, 
I think it's best to try on in-between tides: Andrew found it on the falling 
tide, and it was not re-found at low tide, despite strenuous efforts, until the 
tide came rose substantially again. 


This is a distinctive-looking bird--large and pale-backed, with all the head 
and breast pattern features clearly shown, a longer slimmer bill than in SEPL, 
no color in the orbital ring, no webbing between the middle and inner toes, and 
a distinctive call. With Apologies to Andrew, who will share much better shots 
soon, here are a few photos showing its appearance: 



https://picasaweb.google.com/109808209543611018404/LongIslandMiscellany2014#6051308619990449970 


Shai Mitra
Bay Shore
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From: bounce-117773283-3714944 AT list.cornell.edu 
[bounce-117773283-3714944 AT list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Andrew Baksh 
[birdingdude AT gmail.com] 

Sent: Sunday, August 24, 2014 4:46 PM
To: nysbirds-l
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Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] Possible Common Ringed Plover  AT  Cupsogue LI

The bird has been refound and currently being viewed by Doug Futuyma, John 
Gluth, Shai Mitra, Patricia Lindsay. Soon to be joined by Michael Scheibel who 
was ordered back and will soon be charging through the mud. 




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Subject: Central Park NYC Bird Walks on Saturday & Sunday Aug. 23-24
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 20:04:30 -0400
Central Park NYC Bird Walks on Saturday & Sunday Aug. 23-24

We birded in the Ramble both days. 

On Saturday (8/23):

Ovenbird - rock wall near Stone Arch

Northern Waterthrush - the Point & the Gill

Blue-winged Warbler - 4, including 2 at the Upper Lobe and
one bathing in the Gill

Black-and-white Warbler - 4

Common Yellowthroat - Upper Lobe

American Redstart - various locations

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Probable Cooper's Hawk described by visiting British birder

Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Oven

Empidonax Flycatcher (probable Least) - Upper Lobe

Great Crested Flycatcher - Warbler Rock

Eastern Kingbird

Warbling and Red-eyed Vireos

Barn Swallows mobbing a juvenile Red-tailed Hawk over the
Maintenance Field

Veery - our first of the season - Mugger's Woods

Cedar Waxwing

Baltimore Oriole - hatch-year birds

 

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Sunday (8/24) highlights:

Northern Waterthrush - Laupot Bridge (also reported at the
Oven)

Black-and-white Warbler

Blue-winged Warbler

Common Yellowthroat - Warbler Rock

American Redstart - several

Magnolia Warbler - seen after lunch with Sandra Critelli
& Richard Lieberman

Yellow Warbler (Jane)

Chestnut-sided Warbler - Laupot Bridge

Canada Warbler - Point & Azalea Pond

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Ruby-throated Hummingbird seen after lunch at the Oven &
Shakespeare Garden with Sandra Critelli

Eastern Wood-Pewee - at least 2 on the Point - our first for
the season

Eastern Kingbird

Great Crested Flycatcher - 7 or 8 various locations

Warbling & Red-eyed Vireos

Scarlet Tanager - female - the Point

Baltimore Oriole

 

Wood Ducks continue at Turtle Pond.

 

Deborah Allen, m.ob.

 

In addition, Karen Evans reported a first-fall Prairie
Warbler on Wednesday (8/20).

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Subject: Re:Possible Common Ringed Plover @ Cupsogue LI
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 16:46:55 -0400
The bird has been refound and currently being viewed by Doug Futuyma, John
Gluth, Shai Mitra, Patricia Lindsay. Soon to be joined by Michael Scheibel
who was ordered back and will soon be charging through the mud.

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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On Aug 24, 2014, at 1:33 PM, Andrew Baksh  wrote:

Moments ago, I observed and photographed what I believe to be a Common
Ringed Plover.

This is one of those tough ones that will undergo heavy scrutiny. Hence, my
cautionary post.

I have shared one digiscoped photo with a few seasoned birders and they all
confirm that it looks good.

At the moment, the bird is not being seen, after it was flushed by a couple
of clamers. I am still on the flats, joined now by Pat Lindsay and Shai
Mitra and we are trying to relocate the bird.

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: Cupsogue - Sandwich Tern & Marbled Godwits
From: Rich Perkins / TAM <rich AT tamweb.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 14:46:32 -0400
We hit Cupsogue Beach for low tide birding this morning.  We saw three
Marbled Godwits along with a Black Skimmer (and many other shore birds) out
on the flats.  We then headed over to the East Side Inlet Jetty and saw 7
Horned Larks in a grassy area.  We then went over to the jetty and looked
into inlet.  Right below us (15 feet) was a Sandwich Tern feeding on the
rock/sand area which are exposed at low tide.  Sandwich Tern had a black
crown with signature black bill with 'Mustard' tip.  

 

-Aidan Perkins    


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Subject: Possible Common Ringed Plover @ Cupsogue LI
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 13:33:30 -0400
Moments ago, I observed and photographed what I believe to be a Common
Ringed Plover.

This is one of those tough ones that will undergo heavy scrutiny. Hence, my
cautionary post.

I have shared one digiscoped photo with a few seasoned birders and they all
confirm that it looks good.

At the moment, the bird is not being seen, after it was flushed by a couple
of clamers. I am still on the flats, joined now by Pat Lindsay and Shai
Mitra and we are trying to relocate the bird.

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: Barn Owl article
From: Michael Britt <sootyshear AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 12:16:29 -0400
New York Birders,

You may find this of interest:


http://pelagicaddict.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/how-to-identify-and-find-barn-owl-tyto-alba-in-new-jersey/ 


Mike Britt
Bayonne, NJ

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Subject: Shorebirds at Woodlawn Beach SP
From: <joetf1973 AT aol.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 22:06:47 -0400
This time of year I try to head to Woodlawn Beach SP for shorebirds - often the 
numbers are low, but occasionally something interesting can be found. 
Shorebirds seem to prefer the area where the creeks enter Lake Erie. 



The wooded portions of Woodlawn are also good for small passerines from late 
August through early October - I suggest using insect repellent as the 
mosquitoes have been brutal as of late! 




This week I had the following shorebirds:


Wed, Aug 20


2 Semipalmated Plover, 5 Killdeer, 1 Spotted sandpiper, 1 American Woodcock


Fri, Aug 22


3 Killdeer, 1 Sanderling


Sat, Aug 23


4 Semipalmated Plover, 16 Killdeer, 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper



Joe Fell
Buffalo, NY
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Subject: Shorebirds at Woodlawn Beach SP
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l AT geneseo.edu>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 22:06:47 -0400 (EDT)
This time of year I try to head to Woodlawn Beach SP for shorebirds - often the 
numbers are low, but occasionally something interesting can be found. 
Shorebirds seem to prefer the area where the creeks enter Lake Erie. 



The wooded portions of Woodlawn are also good for small passerines from late 
August through early October - I suggest using insect repellent as the 
mosquitoes have been brutal as of late! 




This week I had the following shorebirds:


Wed, Aug 20


2 Semipalmated Plover, 5 Killdeer, 1 Spotted sandpiper, 1 American Woodcock


Fri, Aug 22


3 Killdeer, 1 Sanderling


Sat, Aug 23


4 Semipalmated Plover, 16 Killdeer, 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper



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Subject: Brown Booby - yes
From: <jw.kent AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:19:13 -0400
The Brown Booby is sitting right on the shore on the NY side of the Lake 
Champlain bridge at Crown Point. Close views from just north of the bridge. 


John Kent
Selkirk, NY


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