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07 Jul: @ 10:17:28 
Re: Extralimital Red-necked Stint [John Gluth]
07 Jul: @ 09:40:48 
Extralimital Red-necked Stint [Robert Lewis]
06 Jul: @ 15:50:19 
Syracuse area RBA [Joseph Brin]
04 Jul: @ 11:11:09 
Bronzed Cowbird no [Isaac Grant]
04 Jul: @ 10:56:26 
Sparrows [Isaac Grant]
04 Jul: @ 07:05:38 
Brown Booby at Robert Moses SP (Suffolk Co.) [Ken Feustel]
03 Jul: @ 21:44:45 
NYC Area RBA: 3 July 2020 [Gail Benson]
03 Jul: @ 20:12:58 
Bronzed Cowbird Nickerson Beach, Nassau [Shaibal Mitra]
02 Jul: @ 08:01:25 
RE: Records of Purple Gallinule in New York [Paul R Sweet]
02 Jul: @ 07:48:42 
Re: Records of Purple Gallinule in New York [Carena Pooth]
02 Jul: @ 07:31:42 
Re: Records of Purple Gallinule in New York [Robert Lewis]
01 Jul: @ 22:34:03 
Re: Records of Purple Gallinule in New York [Carena Pooth]
01 Jul: @ 14:16:53 
Bald eagle nest - Mt. Sinai area, Long Island [leormand]
01 Jul: @ 14:04:22 
Please update email address [celiateach]
01 Jul: @ 12:39:25 
Re: Records of Purple Gallinule in New York [Paul R Sweet]
01 Jul: @ 12:17:07 
Records of Purple Gallinule in New York [Robert Lewis]
29 Jun: @ 15:32:13 
Syracuse area RBA [Joseph Brin]
29 Jun: @ 08:23:24 
Sandwich Tern at Cupsogue Co. Park (Suffolk Co.) [Ken Feustel]
28 Jun: @ 22:26:31 
Nearby mega-rarity [Robert Lewis]
28 Jun: @ 16:03:32 
Re: Purple gallinule [Robert Lewis]
28 Jun: @ 07:55:48 
Re: Purple gallinule [ArieGilbert]
28 Jun: @ 07:34:55 
Re: Purple gallinule [Larry Trachtenberg]
28 Jun: @ 06:57:13 
Purple gallinule [Robert Lewis]
27 Jun: @ 10:18:57 
Encounters Kentucky Warbler - BirdCallsRadio [Mardi Dickinson]
27 Jun: @ 00:33:57 
NYC Area RBA: 26 June 2020 [Ben Cacace]
26 Jun: @ 20:02:09 
Wallkill River NWR birds incl. cranes [Andrew Block]
22 Jun: @ 14:29:51 
Syracuse area RBA [Joseph Brin]
22 Jun: @ 13:28:33 
Pair of common raven - holtsville NY [leormand]
21 Jun: @ 13:01:23 
Singing Swainson's Thrush New Michigan State Forest Chenango Co.: Finally [David Nicosia]
20 Jun: @ 01:02:02 
NYC Area RBA: 19 June 2020 [Ben Cacace]
19 Jun: @ 15:47:36 
Verplanck Snow Goose [Andrew Block]
18 Jun: @ 14:38:28 
CORRECTION: HORNED grebe, Shirley [leormand]
18 Jun: @ 08:41:10 
Red-necked grebe, Shirley NY [leormand]
18 Jun: @ 06:16:36 
White-faced Ibis at Captree Island (Suffolk Co.) [Ken Feustel]
15 Jun: @ 14:16:40 
Syracuse area RBA [Joseph Brin]
15 Jun: @ 12:14:23 
Re: Migratory Bird Teaty Act [Asher Hockett]
14 Jun: @ 18:12:08 
Purple martin house at Rockwood Hall, Westchester County. [Robert Lewis]
13 Jun: @ 23:20:22 
Wallkill River NWR birds [Andrew Block]
13 Jun: @ 12:05:43 
RE: Exotic ID? [Larry Trachtenberg]
13 Jun: @ 11:35:39 
Re: Exotic ID? [Andrew Mason]
13 Jun: @ 11:32:27 
Re: Exotic ID? [Long Island Birding .]
13 Jun: @ 11:32:10 
Re: Exotic ID? [zach schwartz-weinstein]
13 Jun: @ 11:30:24 
Exotic ID? [Andrew Mason]
12 Jun: @ 20:38:02 
NYC Area RBA: 12 June 2020 [Gail Benson]
11 Jun: @ 13:49:43 
Screech-Owl family in Briarcliff Manor [Andrew Block]
10 Jun: @ 14:30:21 
The Perils of Shore Birds Nesting in Brooklyn [Gus Keri]
08 Jun: @ 23:54:32 
Chuck-wills-widow - Greene County [Richard Guthrie]
08 Jun: @ 15:47:14 
Syracuse area RBA [Joseph Brin]
07 Jun: @ 22:26:14 
Bear Spring Mtn. WMA -Mourning Warblers and more [Andrew Block]
07 Jun: @ 12:34:23 
Public roads near Nickerson Beach [Robert Lewis]





Subject: Extralimital Red-necked Stint
Date: Tue Jul 7 2020 10:17 am
From: jgluth AT optonline.net
 
There™s also a Little Stint now, at nearby Charlestown Breachway.
https://ebird.org/checklist/S7...
RI has had a crazy run of vagrant shorebirds lately.

John Gluth, sent from my iPhone

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Subject: Extralimital Red-necked Stint
Date: Tue Jul 7 2020 9:40 am
From: rfermat AT yahoo.com
 
The same spot in Rhode Island that had the Terek Sandpiper last week now has a beautiful adult Red-necked Stint.

https://ebird.org/alert/summar...

Bob Lewis
Sleepy Hollow NY

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Subject: Syracuse area RBA
Date: Mon Jul 6 2020 15:50 pm
From: brinjoseph AT yahoo.com
 
RBA

* New York
* Syracuse
* July 06, 2020
* NYSY 07. 06. 20

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):


June 29 2020 to July 06, 2020
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: July 06 AT 3:00 p.m. (EDT)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org


#710 Monday July 06, 2020

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of
June 29, 2020

Highlights:
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LEAST BITTERN
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON
COMMON GOLDENEYE
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK
PEREGRINE FALCON
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK
SANDHILL CRANE
PIPING PLOVER
COMMON TERN
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
ACADIAN FLYCATCHER
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW
PARULA WARBLER
CERULEAN WARBLER
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
RED CROSSBILL




Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
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6/1: A rare for the area PRAIRIE WARBLER was found on the Seneca Trail near the Visitor™s Center. It has continued to be seen and heard through the 6th.
6/3: A LEAST BITTERN was found at the Guy Baldassarre Marsh.
6/4: A rare for the area PARULA WARBLER was found at Howland Island. Also found was a PROTHONOTARY WARBLER. Another rare for the area COMMON TERN was seen at VanDyne Marsh. Also seen was a BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON. A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was again seen at the forested area of Armitage road. A LEAST BITTERN was found along the Wildlife Drive.
6/5: 7 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS and 2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen along the Wildlife Drive.




Cayuga County
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6/5: a family of 5 PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS were seen along the Seneca river west of Bonta Bridge Road. These are continuing birds and have been studied for some time.




Onondaga County
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6/2: A RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was seen at Beaver Lake Nature Center west of Baldwinsville.
6/4: A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen flying south from Jamesville Ave. in Syracuse. It was carrying food and perhaps heading for a new nesting area.
6/5: 2 ACADIAN FLYCATCHERS were found at Whiskey Hollow nature Preserve. A CERULEAN WARBLER was heard singing on Farnham Road on the east side of Cross Lake.




Oswego County
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5/29: 2 GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS were found on Main Street in Richland.
5/30: 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were seen at Selkirk Shores State Park on Lake Ontario.
6/3: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was again seen at Sunset Bay Park on Lake Ontario.
6/4: A RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was seen in Hastings. An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER was found on Searles Road south of Rt. 104 in Parish. It was heard again on the 5th.




Madison County
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6/3: 2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen on Ditchbank Road north of Canastota. 8 Cranes were seen on the 4th.
6/6: A PRAIRIE WARBLER was heard on Eden Hollow Road just north of Sanderson Road.




Oneida County
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5/30: 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were seen near Cleveland on Oneida Lake.
6/6: 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue at Verona Beach Statae Park on Oneida Lake.




Herkimer County
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5/30: A PEREGRINE FALCON was again seen in Little Falls.
6/3: 4 COMMON GOLDENEYES including 3 young were found on Silver Lake north of Eagle Bay in the Adirondacks. This is quite a bit south of where they normally breed.
6/4: 7 RED CROSSBILLS were seen and heard west of Limekiln Lake near Inlet in the Adirondacks.







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Joseph Brin
Baldwinsville NY
Region 5




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Subject: Bronzed Cowbird no
Date: Sat Jul 4 2020 11:11 am
From: hosesbroadbill AT gmail.com
 
First off sorry to email everyone about common sparrows. That was supposed to be to myself as a reminder and not sent out to the list.

Also a number of people scoured Nickerson beach from sunrise until noon and no one was able to find the cowbird seen yesterday.

Isaac Grant
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Subject: Sparrows
Date: Sat Jul 4 2020 10:56 am
From: hosesbroadbill AT gmail.com
 
Seaside and saltmarsh
64 mott lane. Brookhaven

Isaac Grant
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Subject: Brown Booby at Robert Moses SP (Suffolk Co.)
Date: Sat Jul 4 2020 7:05 am
From: feustel AT optonline.net
 
At 7:20AM an immature Brown Booby was observed flying west to East close inshore at RMSP Field 2. The bird has not been seen again.

Ken & Sue Feustel

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Subject: NYC Area RBA: 3 July 2020
Date: Fri Jul 3 2020 21:44 pm
From: gbensonny AT gmail.com
 
-RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* July 3, 2020
* NYNY2007.03

- Birds Mentioned

PURPLE GALLINULE+
SANDWICH TERN+
WHITE-FACED IBIS+
MISSISSIPPI KITE+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

CASPIAN TERN
Roseate Tern
Royal Tern
BROWN PELICAN
LEAST BITTERN
Acadian Flycatcher
Blackpoll Warbler

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

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

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

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

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

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

Transcriber: Gail Benson

[~BEGIN RBA TAPE~]

Greetings! This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, July 3,
2020 at 9:00 pm.

The highlights of today™s tape are PURPLE GALLINULE, SANDWICH TERN,
MISSISSIPPI KITE, WHITE-FACED IBIS, BROWN PELICAN, LEAST BITTERN,
CASPIAN TERN and more.

The PURPLE GALLINULE found last week and, when deemed to be healthy,
then released at Twin Lakes Preserve in East Wantagh, continued to
frequent the southwestern section of the lower lake through Monday but
has not been reported there since. If it had sought refuge in the
very dense sections of the lake, however, it could easily escape
detection there but still be around.

Two sightings of SANDWICH TERN this week involved an adult flying by
the Breezy Point tip Sunday, followed by perhaps even the same bird
visiting the Cupsogue County Park mud flats briefly on Monday morning.

Two reports of MISSISSIPPI KITE this week involved an adult over
Charles Memorial Park in Queens from last Sunday, this in the Hamilton
Beach section, and then on Thursday one near Oakland Lake in Alley
Pond Park in Queens.

An adult WHITE-FACED IBIS, now molting its white facial feathering,
was spotted twice this week at the Captree Island marsh on Tuesday and
today, and another was reported Wednesday from the Lido Beach Passive
Nature Area.

Two BROWN PELICANS flew by Cupsogue County Park Tuesday morning, and
another was reported from lower New York Bay this morning.

A LEAST BITTERN was still visiting Big John™s Pond at Jamaica Bay
Wildlife Refuge today, and up to three have been noted this week at
the Arshamomaque Preserve in Greenport West on the North Fork.

A CASPIAN TERN visited Calvert Vaux Park in Brooklyn Sunday, four
ROSEATE TERNS were at Breezy Point Wednesday, and ROYAL TERNS continue
to arrive along the Atlantic shore.

An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER was still singing in Prospect Park on Wednesday.

This is a good time to watch for floaters, generally birds not
currently expected here but perhaps now on the move due to disrupted
or failed breeding attempts; an example would be the BLACKPOLL WARBLER
singing at Hillview Reservoir in Yonkers on Wednesday.

And while looking for out-of-place birds, watch for the Terek
Sandpiper last seen on the flats at Napatree Point in Rhode Island
last Tuesday.

To phone in reports call Tom Burke at (914) 967-4922. This service is
sponsored by the Linnaean Society of New York and the National Audubon
Society. Thank you for calling.

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Subject: Bronzed Cowbird Nickerson Beach, Nassau
Date: Fri Jul 3 2020 20:12 pm
From: Shaibal.Mitra AT csi.cuny.edu
 
This morning Pat Lindsay and I saw what we believe was a Bronzed Cowbird at Nickerson Beach, Nassau County, Long Island.

It appeared all dull black (not glossy--but light bad), with no pale edgings to any feathers. My immediate field impression was Bronzed Cowbird (bill and head shape, overall shape, and that tall stance with lots of leg visible above and below the joint), but I could not see red color in eye. My conclusion shifted to Shiny Cowbird. We considered Red-winged Blackbird, but the bill was too deep and too short, and the bird showed no red feathers or pale-edged feathers at all. Never gave any impression of BHCO or COGR, but I ruled these out anyway. Conclusion shifted back to Bronzed, and now the question is, ruling out Shiny. Snapped three bad photos, then the bird flew west and we could not re-find.

Here is my description as written in the field:

Blackbird:
all black, did not appear glossy but light bad.
bill appeared heavier and shorter than RWBL, longer and more sharply pointed than BHCO.
No reddish feathers on shoulders, no pale fringing on any feathers.
Head black, like body.
Appeared slightly larger than BHCO and slightly smaller than RWBL.
Tail had a subtle grackle shape (but short) [meaning that] it broadened toward the end and inner rr longer than outer.
Flew--called "chuck" not unlike RWBL but like nothing BHCO does.

Immature male Bronzed apparently can have a dull eye, the color of which might not have been visible under the circumstances. Shiny can look heavy-billed with a similar merge of culmen to long, flatly curved crown, but I think it is small--more BHCO size.

Searches this afternoon produced a possible re-sighting. The bird was originally seen on the grass at the northwest corner of the beach parking lot, just north of the little pond where the Mallards go to look bad.

This site is sensitive and restricted to Nassau County residents (we bumbled in). The holiday beach scene is already intense.

https://flic.kr/p/2jhLrNC

Shai Mitra
Bay Shore
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Subject: Records of Purple Gallinule in New York
Date: Thu Jul 2 2020 8:01 am
From: sweet AT amnh.org
 
Here™s the link to the Kingbird volume https://nybirds.org/KB_IssuesA...

Also I see you can pick up a used copy of Bull for cheap on Amazon. Well worth it.

Paul

From: Carena Pooth
Sent: Thursday, July 2, 2020 8:48 AM
To: Robert Lewis ; Paul R Sweet
Cc: NYSBirds
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Records of Purple Gallinule in New York

EXTERNAL SENDER

Thanks, Paul.
Bob, NYSARC's historical database goes back to 1977, when NYSARC was established.
Carena

On Thursday, July 2, 2020, 08:40:11 AM EDT, Paul R Sweet > wrote:


Bob

As I mentioned yesterday you should check Bull™s Birds of NY State (Levine 1998) for historic records. This cites a paper by Spencer (Kingbird 32:2-5) that summarizes 30 records. If you don™t have Bull I can send a copy of the PUGA account.

Paul

Paul Sweet | Department of Ornithology | American Museum of Natural History | Central Park West @ 79th St | NY 10024 | Tel 212 769 5780 | Mob 718 757 5941

> On Jul 2, 2020, at 8:30 AM, Robert Lewis > wrote:
>
> EXTERNAL SENDER
>
>
> Thank you for that resource Carena.
>
> However, I notice that it lists 8 reports of Purple Gallinule. Yet in the 1998 report it says:
>
> 1998-55-A, One immature on Irondequoit Bay, City of Rochester, Monroe
> Co., on 11 Oct 1998 (Jerry Sullivan). There are more than 35 records of this southern species for New York, involving both adults and immatures. All but six or so previous records are from downstate. Although most frequent in April and May, this species can occur in almost any month of year.
>
> So at that point there were more than 35 records! Evidently the large majority of records are not included in the NYSARC database. Where would they be?
>
> Bob Lewis
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> On Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 11:33:27 PM EDT, Carena Pooth > wrote:
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> NYSOA™s NYS Avian Records Committee NYSARC) historical database:
> https://nam04.safelinks.protec...
>
> Carena Pooth
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>> On Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 1:39 PM, Paul R Sweet > wrote:
>> For historical records look at Bull. Then try the NSARC site and ebird.
>>
>> Paul Sweet | Department of Ornithology | American Museum of Natural History | Central Park West @ 79th St | NY 10024 | Tel 212 769 5780 | Mob 718 757 5941
>>
>>>> On Jul 1, 2020, at 1:17 PM, Robert Lewis > wrote:
>>>
>>> EXTERNAL SENDER
>>>
>>>
>>> Does anyone know how to find a list of all records of Purple Gallinule in New York?
>>>
>>>
>>> Bob Lewis
>>>
>>> Sleepy Hollow
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Subject: Records of Purple Gallinule in New York
Date: Thu Jul 2 2020 7:48 am
From: carena AT prodigy.net
 
Thanks, Paul.Bob, NYSARC's historical database goes back to 1977, when NYSARC was established.Carena






On Thursday, July 2, 2020, 08:40:11 AM EDT, Paul R Sweet <sweet@amnh.org> wrote:





BobAs I mentioned yesterday you should check Bull™s Birds of NY State (Levine 1998) for historic records. This cites a paper by Spencer (Kingbird 32:2-5) that summarizes 30 records. If you don™t have Bull I can send a copy of the PUGA account.PaulPaul Sweet | Department of Ornithology | American Museum of Natural History | Central Park West @ 79th St | NY 10024 | Tel 212 769 5780 | Mob 718 757 5941> On Jul 2, 2020, at 8:30 AM, Robert Lewis <rfermat@yahoo.com> wrote:> > EXTERNAL SENDER> > > Thank you for that resource Carena.> > However, I notice that it lists 8 reports of Purple Gallinule. Yet in the 1998 report it says:> > 1998-55-A, One immature on Irondequoit Bay, City of Rochester, Monroe> Co., on 11 Oct 1998 (Jerry Sullivan). There are more than 35 records of this southern species for New York, involving both adults and immatures. All but six or so previous records are from downstate. Although most frequent in April and May, this species can occur in almost any month of year.> > So at that point there were more than 35 records! Evidently the large majority of records are not included in the NYSARC database. Where would they be?> > Bob Lewis> > > > > > > > On Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 11:33:27 PM EDT, Carena Pooth <carena@prodigy.net> wrote:> > > > > > NYSOA™s NYS Avian Records Committee NYSARC) historical database:> https://nam04.safelinks.protec... > Carena Pooth> > > > > >> On Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 1:39 PM, Paul R Sweet <sweet@amnh.org> wrote:>> For historical records look at Bull. Then try the NSARC site and ebird.>> >> Paul Sweet | Department of Ornithology | American Museum of Natural History | Central Park West @ 79th St | NY 10024 | Tel 212 769 5780 | Mob 718 757 5941>> >>>> On Jul 1, 2020, at 1:17 PM, Robert Lewis <rfermat@yahoo.com> wrote:>>> >>> EXTERNAL SENDER>>> >>> >>> Does anyone know how to find a list of all records of Purple Gallinule in New York?>>> >>> >>> Bob Lewis>>> >>> Sleepy Hollow>>> >>> >>> -->>> >>> >>> -->>> >>> NYSbirds-L List Info:>>> https://nam04.safelinks.protec... https://nam04.safelinks.protec... https://nam04.safelinks.protec... >>> ARCHIVES:>>> 1) https://nam04.safelinks.protec... 2) https://nam04.safelinks.protec... 3) https://nam04.safelinks.protec... >>> Please submit your observations to eBird:>>> https://nam04.safelinks.protec... >>> -->> >> -->> >> NYSbirds-L List Info:>> https://nam04.safelinks.protec... https://nam04.safelinks.protec... https://nam04.safelinks.protec... >> ARCHIVES:>> 1) https://nam04.safelinks.protec... 2) https://nam04.safelinks.protec... 3) https://nam04.safelinks.protec... >> Please submit your observations to eBird:>> https://nam04.safelinks.protec... >> -->>> > --NYSbirds-L List Info:ARCHIVES:1) 2) 3) Please submit your observations to eBird:--



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Subject: Records of Purple Gallinule in New York
Date: Thu Jul 2 2020 7:31 am
From: rfermat AT yahoo.com
 
Thank you for that resource Carena.

However, I notice that it lists 8 reports of Purple Gallinule. Yet in the 1998 report it says:

1998-55-A, One immature on Irondequoit Bay, City of Rochester, Monroe
Co., on 11 Oct 1998 (Jerry Sullivan). There are more than 35 records of this southern species for New York, involving both adults and immatures. All but six or so previous records are from downstate. Although most frequent in April and May, this species can occur in almost any month of year.

So at that point there were more than 35 records! Evidently the large majority of records are not included in the NYSARC database. Where would they be?

Bob Lewis







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NYSOA™sNYS Avian Records Committee NYSARC) historical database:https://nybirds.org/NYSARC/NYS...
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On Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 1:39 PM, Paul R Sweet <sweet@amnh.org> wrote:For historical records look at Bull. Then try the NSARC site and ebird.

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Subject: Bald eagle nest - Mt. Sinai area, Long Island
Date: Wed Jul 1 2020 14:16 pm
From: leormand AT gmail.com
 
Today I stumbled upon an Eagle nest with at least one chick in the Mt Sinai area near the LI Sound. If anyone is aware of a nest in this area, please contact me with details. Any additional details / observations people have will be helpful for a Town of Brookhaven development review project. Thank you in advance. 

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Subject: Please update email address
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Greetings,

Please update my email address or let me know how to do it. (The most
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For historical records look at Bull. Then try the NSARC site and ebird.

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Subject: Records of Purple Gallinule in New York
Date: Wed Jul 1 2020 12:17 pm
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Does anyone know how to find a list of all records of Purple Gallinule in New York?


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Subject: Syracuse area RBA
Date: Mon Jun 29 2020 15:32 pm
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RBA

* New York
* Syracuse
* June 29, 2020
* NYSY 06. 29. 20

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):


June 22 2020 to June 29, 2020
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: June 29 AT 3:00 p.m. (EDT)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org


#709 Monday June 29, 2020

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of
June 22, 2020

Highlights:
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LEAST BITTERN
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON
RUDDY DUCK
PEREGRINE FALCON
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK
SANDHILL CRANE
PIPING PLOVER
UPLAND SANDPIPER
BLACK TERN
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
FISH CROW
ACADIAN FLYCATCHER
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW
CERULEAN WARBLER
RED CROSSBILL
ORCHARD ORIOLE




Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
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6/22: 15 BLACK TERNS, 1 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON and 1 CERULEAN WARBLER were seen along the Wildlife Drive.
6/24: 2 CERULEAN WARBLERS were found on Howland Island.
6/25: 2 LEAST BITTERNS and 2 ORCHARD ORIOLES were seen at Guy Baldassarre Marsh.
6/26: 2 CERULEAN WARBLERS and 2 SANDHILL CRANES were found at Howland Island. An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen along the Wildlife Drive.
6/27: 40 BLACK TERNS and 4 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were seen along the Wildlife Drive. 2 LEAST BITTERNS were seen at Tschache Pool.
6/28: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was found at the Visitor™s Center. 2 SANDHILL CRANES and 3 BLACK TERNS were seen from VanDyne Spoor Road.




Cayuga County
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6/26: 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue at Fair Haven State Park.
6/28: A CERULEAN WARBLER was found near the intersection of Rts. 104a and 3 near Fair Haven.




Onondaga county
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6/22: A RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was found in the Elbridge Swamp area south of Peru Road.
6/24: 2 ORCHARD ORIOLES were found at Green Lakes State Park. A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen in Downtown Syracuse on Washington Street.
6/26: 4 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were seen under the Hiawatha Boulevard Bridge on the Onondaga Creek Creekwalk. At least one was seen up to the 28th.
6/28; An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER continues at Whiskey Hollow Nature Preserve west of Baldwinsville. A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was heard near the Skaneateles Aerodrome off of Rt. 41a south of Skaneateles.




Oswego County
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6/22: A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was found on Pulaski Street in Altmar.
6/24: An Acadian Flycatcher was found on Searles Road south of Rt. 104 in Parish.
6/25: A RUDDY DUCK was seen on Lake Neahtawanta in Fulton. 5 PIPING PLOVERS AND A BONAPARTE™S GULL were seen at Sandy Island State Park on Lake Ontario.
6/26: 2 LEAST BITTERNS were seen in the vegetation in the Salmon River from the Rt. 3 bridge.




Oneida County
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6/23: A FISH CROW was heard in Oneida.
6/26: 3 LEAST BITTERNS were seen in the Utica Marsh.
6/27: A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was seen at Griffiss International Airport in Rome.
6/28: 3 UPLAND SANDPIPERS were seen on North Gage road in Deerfield.




Herkimer County
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6/29: A RED CROSSBILL was seen and heard in flight on North Road north of Old Forge.






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Subject: Sandwich Tern at Cupsogue Co. Park (Suffolk Co.)
Date: Mon Jun 29 2020 8:23 am
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On flats with other terns. Stayed for ten minutes then flew towards the ocean.

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Subject: Nearby mega-rarity
Date: Sun Jun 28 2020 22:26 pm
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Terek Sandpiper, Rhode Island.

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Subject: Purple gallinule
Date: Sun Jun 28 2020 16:03 pm
From: rfermat AT yahoo.com
 
I made the pilgrimage this morning to Twin Lakes, near Wantaugh, Nassau County, for the oft-reported Purple Gallinule. This time I had good luck, as someone was already on the bird when I arrived. June 28. (I spent more than two hours there Thursday afternoon with no success.) The bird hugs the west shore between about Ryder Place and the little entrance gate, which is a couple hundred feet north of Ryder. There is plenty of easy free parking. It can be VERY hard to find. It is VERY hard to get decent photos. I've posted two photos on the New York Birders facebook page.


I'm sorry that my post here around 7:30am caused confusion. I wanted to get the word out quickly to those who may have already been there at some other spot on the lake.

Don't do what I did on Thursday: spend most of your time scanning out over the lake hoping to see the bird hopping around on the lily pads or flying over the lake. In my experience and those I've talked to, the bird spends all its time hugging the shore, walking through the thick branches within ten-twenty feet of the path. It really helps to have several pairs of eyes searching. Even then it disappears for long stretches. It occasionally calls.

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Subject: Purple gallinule
Date: Sun Jun 28 2020 7:55 am
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Purple gallinule is in Twin Lakes Preserve in Wantagh. See googlePosition in pond most favored is approx across from ryder.Park on old mill roadEnter ca. 300' north of park ave then walk south to a small board walk across from ryderFound by Robert Proniewych a few days agoReleased by rehabber Bobby Horvath who determined bird was fine after an overnight.Arie GilbertN. BabylonSent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device
-------- Original message --------From: Larry Trachtenberg Date: 6/28/20 8:34 AM (GMT-05:00) To: Robert Lewis Cc: NYSBirds Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Purple gallinule Mr. Lewis this is a statewide list can you let folks know what Ryder is and where it is. BestL. Trachtenberg OssiningSent from my iPhone> On Jun 28, 2020, at 7:57 AM, Robert Lewis wrote:> > -CAUTION: EXTERNAL EMAIL> > > > Hugging west shore near entrance at Ryder First seen around 7:00. Five people following its slow progress> > > Bob Lewis.> Sent from my iPhone> > --> > NYSbirds-L List Info:> https://urldefense.proofpoint.... https://urldefense.proofpoint.... https://urldefense.proofpoint.... > ARCHIVES:> 1) https://urldefense.proofpoint.... 2) https://urldefense.proofpoint.... 3) https://urldefense.proofpoint.... > Please submit your observations to eBird:> https://urldefense.proofpoint.... > --> --NYSbirds-L List Info:http://www.NortheastBirding.co... http://www.mail-archive.com/ny... http://www.surfbirds.com/birdi... http://birding.aba.org/maillis... submit your observations to eBird:http://ebird.org/content/ebird...
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Subject: Purple gallinule
Date: Sun Jun 28 2020 7:34 am
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Mr. Lewis this is a statewide list can you let folks know what Ryder is and where it is.
Best

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Subject: Purple gallinule
Date: Sun Jun 28 2020 6:57 am
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Hugging west shore near entrance at Ryder   First seen around 7:00.  Five people following its slow progress 


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Subject: Encounters Kentucky Warbler - BirdCallsRadio
Date: Sat Jun 27 2020 10:18 am
From: mardi1d AT gmail.com
 
Birders et al,

Thought many of your would be interested in Encounters Kentucky Warbler https://birdcallsradio.com/

Continue to stay healthy, safe, strong and positive. Happy birding from my backyard, window and local patch to yours.

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Subject: NYC Area RBA: 26 June 2020
Date: Sat Jun 27 2020 0:33 am
From: bcacace AT gmail.com
 
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Jun. 26, 2020
* NYNY2006.26

- Birds mentioned
BROWN PELICAN+
WHITE-FACED IBIS+
PURPLE GALLINULE+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Gull-billed Tern
Royal Tern
Roseate Tern
BLACK TERN
Cory's Shearwater
LEAST BITTERN
Tricolored Heron
AMERICAN AVOCET
WHIMBREL
Northern Bobwhite
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo
Red-headed Woodpecker
BLUE GROSBEAK
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER

- Transcript

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

You can also send reports and digital image files via email to nysarc44 (at)nybirds{dot}org.

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

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

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

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

Transcriber: Ben Cacace

BEGIN TAPE

Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, June 26th 2020 at 9pm. The highlights of today's tape are PURPLE GALLINULE, WHITE-FACED IBIS, BROWN PELICAN, AMERICAN AVOCET, WHIMBREL, LEAST BITTERN, BLACK TERN, YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER, BLUE GROSBEAK and more.

Some interesting birds this week certainly include the adult PURPLE GALLINULE found earlier in the week apparently on Long Beach Island deemed to be in good health and released Tuesday at Twin Lakes Preserve in East Wantagh. The GALLINULE has since then been frequenting the lower western side of a densely vegetated lower lake seen from a path that begins off Park Avenue and goes north parallel to Old Mill Road. The bird has been showing a tendency to remain close to the lake's western shore and thus often visible from the path. But were it to venture out into the denser vegetation it could become more difficult to locate. Interestingly another adult had also appeared early this month out in a private community on eastern Long Island.

The adult WHITE-FACED IBIS was reported again last Saturday at the Captree Island marsh where herons this week have also featured irregular visits by a TRICOLORED HERON.

Three BROWN PELICANS, one photographed, appeared this morning off field 2 at Robert Moses State Park this following another report from yesterday of 14 off Cupsogue County Park in West Hampton Dunes. A seawatch off Moses field 2 Thursday afternoon was slow but did feature single CORY'S and GREAT SHEARWATERS.

A nice find was an adult AMERICAN AVOCET seen briefly last Saturday morning as it paid a quick visit to the Timber Point Golf Course Marina. Two WHIMBREL flew by Breezy Point last Sunday with one also seen at nearby Jacob Riis Park. Also noted that day at Breezy Point were one BLACK and 4 ROSEATE TERNS and one BLACK-BILLED plus 2 YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOOS. ROYAL TERN numbers increasing this week included 8 at mid Fire Island Tuesday and 6 at Sagg Pond in Bridgehampton Thursday. At least one LEAST BITTERN was still frequenting Big John's Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge on Thursday, the bay also hosting a GULL-BILLED TERN last weekend.

A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER has been visiting the Rockefeller State Park Preserve in central Westchester recently.

A recent spike in NORTHERN BOBWHITE sightings indicates further reintroduction attempts on Long Island and hopefully a few will take hold.

Continuing this week are the YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River and the BLUE GROSBEAKS around the Calverton Grasslands these among the many local species that should not be disturbed in any way during nesting season,

To phone in reports call Tom Burke at (914) 967-4922.

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

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Subject: Wallkill River NWR birds incl. cranes
Date: Fri Jun 26 2020 20:02 pm
From: ablock22168 AT yahoo.com
 
6/26/20 - Liberty Loop Trail, Wallkill River NWR, Pine Island/Vernon Twp., NY/NJ
many Wood Ducks (of all ages)several Mallards6 Canada Geese1 Pied-billed Grebe1 Yellow-bellied Cuckoo1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird1 Virginia Rail8+ Common Gallinules4 SANDHILL CRANES (including 2 little cranelings:-), they succeeded!!!! Yeah!)10+ Killdeer5+ Least Bitterns3 Great Blue Herons2 Green Herons1 Turkey Vulture1 Red-tailed Hawk2 Downy Woodpeckers3 Northern Flickers1 Willow Flycatcher4 Eastern Kingbirds2 Warbling Vireos2 Red-eyed Vireos1 Blue Jay2 N. Rough-winged Swallowsseveral Tree Swallowsseveral Barn Swallows1 White-breasted Nuthatch1 Carolina Wren5+ Marsh Wrens2 Veerys1 Wood Thrushseveral American Robinsseveral Gray Catbirdsseveral European Starlings1 Cedar Waxwingseveral American Goldfinches1 Ovenbird2 Common Yellowthroats2 Yellow Warblers3+ Song Sparrowsmany Swamp Sparrows1 Scarlet Tanager1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak3 Indigo Buntings3+ Bobolinksmany Red-winged Blackbirdsseveral Common Grackles1 Brown-headed Cowbird2 Orchard Orioles
Andrew
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Subject: Syracuse area RBA
Date: Mon Jun 22 2020 14:29 pm
From: brinjoseph AT yahoo.com
 
RBA

* New York
* Syracuse
* June 22, 2020
* NYSY 06. 22. 20

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):


June 15 2020 to June 22, 2020
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: June 22 AT 2:00 p.m. (EDT)
compiler: Joseph Brin
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#708 Monday June 22, 2020

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of
June 15, 2020

Highlights:
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AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN
GREAT EGRET
LEAST BITTERN
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON
SNOW GOOSE
RED-BREASTED MERGANSER
MERLIN
PEREGRINE FALCON
PIPING PLOVER
FRANKLIN™S GULL
BLACK TERN
SAW-WHET OWL
WHIP-POOR-WILL
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER
PHILADELPHIA VIREO
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER
FISH CROW
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW
LINCOLN™S SPARROW
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
CERULEAN WARBLER
PALM WARBLER
BLACKPOLL
PRAIRIE WARBLER
ORCHARD ORIOLE




Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
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6/15: BLACK TERN, BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON and LEAST BITTERN were all noted along the Wildlife Drive.
6/17: An AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN was seen at VanDyne Spoor Road. Also seen there were BLACK TERNS and a LEAST BITTERN.
6/18: A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER continues at the forested area of Armitage Road.
6/20: 2 ORCHARD ORIOLES were seen on the Wildlife Drive. 40 BLACK TERNS and a BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON were seen at Tschache Pool. An ORCHARE ORIOLE was seen at VanDyne Spoor Road.
6/21: A GREAT EGRET, a CERULEAN WARBLER and an ORCHARD ORIOLE were seen on Howland Island.




Cayuga County
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A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues at Fair Haven State Park.




Onondaga County
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6/16: A pair of RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS were seen in the Seneca River in Baldwinsville.
6/20: 2 ORCHARD ORIOLES were seen at Green Lakes State Park. A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was seen at Cedar Bay Park in Fayetteville.
6/21: A PRAIRIE WARBLER continues at Green Lakes State Park.




Oswego County
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6/15: A BLACK VULTURE was seen and photographed from Hinman Road north of Pulaski.
6/16: A LEAST BITTERN was found at Selkirk Shores State Park. 2 SNOW GEESE were found at Markowitz Road in Parish.
6/19: A WHIP-POOR-WILL was again heard from Martin Road north of Oneida Lake.
6/20: A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen from Kibbe Lake Road north of Constantia.
6/21: 5 PIPING PLOVERS were seen at the outlet of Sandy Pond on Lake Ontario.




Madison County
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6/16: The FRANKLIN™S GULL found last week at Ditchbank Road north of Canastota was seen briefly early in the day but has not been seen since. Also seen there were a FISH CROW, a CERULEAN WARBLER and an ORCHARD ORIOLE.




Oneida County
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6/16: A SAW-WHET OWL was heard on Brandy Lake Trail near Otter Lake.
6/20: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was again noted on Lakeshore Road at the northeast end of Oneida Lake.
6/22: A MERLIN was found in Camden.




Herkimer County
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6/15: A PEREGRINE FALCON was again seen from West Casler Street in Little Falls.
6/17: A PALM WARBLER, a SWAINSON™S THRUSH, a PHILADELPHIA VIREO and a BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER were all found at Palm Warbler Bog near Stillwater in the Adirondacks.
6/18: A LINCOLN™S SPARROW was seen at Beaver River in the Adironcacks.
6/19: A BLACKPOLL, possibly 2 , was seen near Mount Colden in the Adirondacks.




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Subject: Pair of common raven - holtsville NY
Date: Mon Jun 22 2020 13:28 pm
From: leormand AT gmail.com
 
A pie of Common Ravens were seen atop a communications tower just south of Island 16 movie complex South of LIE, West of Nicolls Rd 
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Subject: Singing Swainson's Thrush New Michigan State Forest Chenango Co.: Finally
Date: Sun Jun 21 2020 13:01 pm
From: daven102468 AT gmail.com
 
All,
I did some atlasing early this morning and I heard my first singing SWAINSON'S THRUSH on my atlas block which encompasses a good portion of New Michigan State Forest. In the past I usually got there by mid morning or sometimes birded in the evening. I decided to try getting there before sunrise which for me meant an early start. I left my house at 4 am and got there around 450 am. Wow, what a dawn chorus! I checked all locations with intact deep spruce forest and got all the usual warblers that I have mentionedbefore and had VEERY, HERMIT THRUSH and WOOD THRUSHES singing loudly, sometimes all within earshot. This was very nice except no SWAINSON's. Later in the morning around 7 to 730 am I was on the CCC truck trail driving through the beginning of the tornado ravaged area and I heard a SWAINSON'S THRUSH in full song! The bird was singing outside the main contiguousNORWAY SPRUCE stand in a patch of regrown spruce and aspen that probably was about 20-25 feet high or so. It was very thick in there. I didn't expect this but referring to Cornell's Lab of Ornithology's Birds of the World on SWTH "Described as a bird of mature forests (86, 87), but other studies show equal or higher densities in early-successional habitat, particularly closed-canopy plantations (80, 81, 88)..." I didn't know this. This is such a great resource by the way. Anyway, I managed a poor quality recording with my cell phone. Bird was singing close but my phone's audio recording abilities are pretty bad. Seehttps://ebird.org/atlasny/chec... I certainly hope this species will persist up here...
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Subject: NYC Area RBA: 19 June 2020
Date: Sat Jun 20 2020 1:02 am
From: bcacace AT gmail.com
 
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Jun. 19, 2020
* NYNY2006.19

- Birds mentioned
WHITE-FACED IBIS+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Horned Grebe
Parasitic Jaeger
GULL-BILLED TERN
Royal Tern
Roseate Tern
Cory's Shearwater
MANX SHEARWATER
Sooty Shearwater
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Hooded Merganser
Common Goldeneye
Bufflehead
Long-tailed Duck
LEAST BITTERN
Dunlin
Ruddy Turnstone
Red-shouldered Hawk
Bald Eagle
Barred Owl
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
Acadian Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
BLUE GROSBEAK
Bank Swallow
Blue-headed Vireo
White-eyed Vireo
Blackpoll Warbler
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER
Red-breasted Nuthatch

- Transcript

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

You can also send reports and digital image files via email to nysarc44 (at)nybirds{dot}org.

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

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

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

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

Transcriber: Ben Cacace

BEGIN TAPE

Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, June 19th 2020 at 10pm. The highlights of today's tape are WHITE-FACED IBIS, LEAST BITTERN, GULL-BILLED TERN, MANX SHEARWATER and other pelagics from shore, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER, BLUE GROSBEAK and more.

Still traveling around locally with some Glossy Ibis an adult WHITE-FACED IBIS was spotted yesterday in the marshes on the north side of Captree Island and reported there again today. The birds, depending on the tide, also often move east to marshes north of Captree State Park.

A pair of LEAST BITTERNS have recently been visiting Big John's Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge and can sometimes be seen from the blind there. Quiet observation usually produces the best results. A GULL-BILLED TERN was also seen over the West Pond at the bay on Tuesday. A couple of GULL-BILLEDS should also continue around Nickerson Beach but entry there for non-Nassau County residents is a major issue.

Seawatching from the south shore of Long Island has not been overly dynamic recently especially with a heavy fog occurring lately but two mornings off Robert Moses State Park this week did produce some positive results. Watching from field 2 on Wednesday observers spotted one MANX, one SOOTY and 4 CORY'S SHEARWATERS and 6 WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS while Thursday contributed single MANX, SOOTY and CORY'S SHEARWATERS, 9 WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS and a PARASITIC JAEGER visiting twice to chase terns which included a ROSEATE TERN among them. A good number of Bottlenose Dolphins and a Humpback Whale were also offshore.

The season's first ROYAL TERN was reported from Fort Tilden last Saturday.

Two RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS remain along the Paumanok Trail near Jones Pond which is off Schultz Road in Manorville with two noted in Hampton Bays Sunday were at a new location.

ACADIAN FLYCATCHERS were noted in Brooklyn last Saturday both in Prospect Park and at Floyd Bennett Field the latter also producing a late BLACKPOLL WARBLER today. A small recent movement of RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES lately is interesting. The YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER was still singing at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River today. BLUE GROSBEAKS continue around the Calverton Grasslands area. Their breeding success in direct proportion to the lack of disturbance they encounter there.

The Greenwich-Stamford Summer Bird Count including much of eastern Westchester County last weekend recorded 131 species. Interesting species included HORNED GREBES, such waterfowl as LONG-TAILED DUCK, BUFFLEHEAD, COMMON GOLDENEYE and a family of HOODED MERGANSERS and decent numbers of nesting BALD EAGLES and RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS. Among the shorebirds were RUDDY TURNSTONE and DUNLIN. The cuckoos included some YELLOW-BILLED and only 1 BLACK-BILLED. Good numbers of BARRED OWLS and explosive numbers of YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS were recorded but just single ACADIAN and LEAST FLYCATCHERS were found. Other highlights were WHITE-EYED and BLUE-HEADED VIREOS, BANK SWALLOW and RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH. Twelve species of warblers were recorded but missed were several species regular in the past continuing an unfortunate trend.

To phone in reports call Tom Burke at (914) 967-4922.

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

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Subject: Verplanck Snow Goose
Date: Fri Jun 19 2020 15:47 pm
From: ablock22168 AT yahoo.com
 
While out fishing in Verplanck today I saw an adult Snow Goose with the usual Canadas and Mallards that hang out at the Steamboat Waterfront Park at the end of Hardie St. That's where an immature was a couple of winters ago. This adult has a busted wing so pretty obvious why it's around. Still interesting to see a Snow Goose in Summer here.
Andrew
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Subject: CORRECTION: HORNED grebe, Shirley
Date: Thu Jun 18 2020 14:38 pm
From: leormand AT gmail.com
 
Correction - it is a HORNED grebe not red necked. Apologies, winter bird IDs is not something I brushed up on during quarantine



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Subject: Red-necked grebe, Shirley NY
Date: Thu Jun 18 2020 8:41 am
From: leormand AT gmail.com
 
A red necked grebe in breeding plumage is hanging off the Towns Shirley Beach this morning. This is west of William Floyd Parkway in Bellport Bay

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Subject: White-faced Ibis at Captree Island (Suffolk Co.)
Date: Thu Jun 18 2020 6:16 am
From: feustel AT optonline.net
 
Feeding with Glossy Ibis and egrets.

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Subject: Syracuse area RBA
Date: Mon Jun 15 2020 14:16 pm
From: brinjoseph AT yahoo.com
 
RBA

* New York
* Syracuse
* June 15, 2020
* NYSY 06. 15. 20

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):


June 08 2020 to June 15, 2020
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: June 15 AT 2:00 p.m. (EDT)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org


#707 Monday June 15, 2020

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of
June 08, 2020

Highlights:
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COMMON LOON
AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON
BARNACLE GOOSE
PEREGRINE FALCON
SANDHILL CRANE
RUDDY TURNSTONE
PIPING PLOVER
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER
BLACK TERN
SAW-WHET OWL
WHIP-POOR-WILL
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER
fish crow
ACADIAN FLYCATCHER
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
PRAIRIE WARBLER
RED CROSSBILL




Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
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6/9: 9 Shorebird species including BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER and WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER were seen along the Wildlife Trail.
6/10: An AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN was seen from East Road.
6/11: A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was again seen in the forested area of Armitage Road.
6/13: A COMMON LOON and 2 RUDDY TURNSTONES were seen along the Wildlife Drive. A (the) AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN was seen at VanDyne Spoor Road and was present through the 15th. A CERULEAN WARBLER was seen on Howland Island.
6/14: 3 BLACK TERNS, a SANDHILL CRANE and a BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON were seen from East Road. A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen at the Guy Baldassarre Marsh. 2 SANDHILL CRANES and 10 BLACK TERNS were seen at VanDyne Spoor Marsh.




Cayuga County
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6/12: A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was again seen along the Seneca River west of Bonta Bridge Road. A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was again present at Fair Haven State Park.




Onondaga County
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6/8: A SAW-WHET OWL was heard in the Morgan Hill State forest. It has been heard through the 14th.
6/9: A PRAIRIE WARBLER was again found at Green Lakes State Park and was found through the 14th. A CERULEAN WARBLER was found on Riverside Drive in Clay.
6/10: A BARNACLE GOOSE was seen and photographed at Three Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville.
6/11: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was heard and recorded in Three Rivers WMA. 2 GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS were found at Cedar Bay Park in Fayetteville.
6/12: A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen at the Seneca River Preserve near Timber Banks Golf Course.
6/14: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen at Green Lakes State Park.
6/15: An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER continues at Whiskey Hollow Nature Preserve west of Baldwinsville.




Oswego County
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6/8: A WHIP-POOR-WILL was heard near Cleveland on Rt. 49.
6/12: 2 PIPING PLOVERS were again found at Sandy Island Beach State Park.




Madison County
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6/13: A FRANKLIN™S GULL was found in with nearly 800 Ring-billed Gulls on Ditch Bank Road north of Canastota. It has continued to be seen through today.
6/14: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was found on Ditchbank Road.
6/15: 2 FISH CROWS were heard on Ditchbank Road.




Oneida County
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6/9: RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were again found on lakeshore Road and Verona Beach State Paor at the east end of Oneida Lake.




Herkimer County
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6/9: 5 RED CROSSBILLS were found at Bald Mountain south of Inlet.
6/10: 2 GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS were found on VanValkenburg Road east of Richfield Springs.
6/12: A BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER was heard on the Third Lake Trail near Old Forge.





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Joseph Brin
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Subject: Migratory Bird Teaty Act
Date: Mon Jun 15 2020 12:14 pm
From: veery715 AT gmail.com
 
It's also interesting to me that the law allows exceptions to the "parts" possession. Native Americans are allowed to possess/use feathers from hawks and eagles (among others) for ceremonial (and more, I am not sure) purposes. It seems a bizarre accomodation in an area where much more meaningful and beneficial allowances/reparations are lacking and still sorely need to be addressed.
On Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 11:00 AM Kevin J. McGowan <kjm2@cornell.edu> wrote:








It™s in the enforcement. How would anyone know if you killed a bird for its feathers or if you found them? Safest thing for birds is no possession of parts.

Kevin



From: bounce-124703190-3493952@list.cornell.edu <bounce-124703190-3493952@list.cornell.edu>
On Behalf Of Sandra J. Kisner
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I must admit I™ve always wondered about the bird parts bit. It™s one thing to pluck a living bird or kill it for its feathers, but if I pick up a feather from the ground, apparently it™s still illegal to keep it. The rest makes good
sense.

Sandra



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For the gentleman who intends to move a House Finch nest. It would be a violation of the MBTA

Here's a quick but inclusive overview:

The Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, codified at 16 U.S.C. 703“712, is a United States federal law, first enacted in 1916 to implement the convention for
the protection of migratory birds between the United States and Great Britain. The statute makes it unlawful without a waiver to pursue, hunt, take, capture, kill, or sell birds listed therein as migratory birds. The statute does not discriminate between live
or dead birds and also grants full protection to any bird parts including feathers, eggs, and nests. Over 800 species are currently on the list.


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Subject: Purple martin house at Rockwood Hall, Westchester County.
Date: Sun Jun 14 2020 18:12 pm
From: rfermat AT yahoo.com
 
There is a Martin house at Rockwood Hall, Westchester County, that is attracting Purple Martins! AFAIK this is only the second one in Westchester, after Croton Point Park. It is at 41.111839, -73.865339. This spot has always-free parking and an easy walk. Even better, there is an occupied Bluebird box at the same spot, and one of the martin "apartments" is occupied by a Tree Swallow. I've posted some photos to the NY Birders facebook page.

There are two good places to park at Rockwood Hall. The closer one for the martin house is the southern, at 41.111179, -73.862094. The northern is at 41.118027, -73.863211. Both get crowded on nice weekend days, so get there early or after 5:00.

(So just to reemphasize, when giving directions to a place in Rockwood Hall, you always have to specify which parking area you are referring to.)

Bob Lewis




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Subject: Wallkill River NWR birds
Date: Sat Jun 13 2020 23:20 pm
From: ablock22168 AT yahoo.com
 
6/13/20 - Liberty Loop Trail, Wallkill River NWR, NY/NJ
1 Sandhill Crane (male was in same place as last time and eventually walked over to where the female is on her nest)2 Least Bitterns100+ Wood Ducks (of all different ages all in southern most impoundment)1 Brown Thrasher3 Bobolinks4 Marsh Wrens1 Orchard Oriole1 Green Heron4 Great Blue Herons
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Subject: Exotic ID?
Date: Sat Jun 13 2020 12:05 pm
From: trachtenberg AT amsllp.com
 
Yes; what™s up with that bill?

L. Trachtenberg
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Yeah--my thought too. That bill is way out of line!

On 6/13/2020 12:31 PM, zach schwartz-weinstein wrote:

Chukar. Introduced gamebird.

On Sat, Jun 13, 2020 at 12:30 PM Andrew Mason > wrote:
Anybody have an idea on this bird--seen in upstate NY--Otsego Co.?

Andy Mason
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Subject: Exotic ID?
Date: Sat Jun 13 2020 11:35 am
From: andymason AT earthling.net
 
Yeah--my thought too.  That bill is way out of line!


On 6/13/2020 12:31 PM, zach schwartz-weinstein wrote:
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> Chukar. Introduced gamebird.
>
> On Sat, Jun 13, 2020 at 12:30 PM Andrew Mason > wrote:
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Subject: Exotic ID?
Date: Sat Jun 13 2020 11:32 am
From: michaelzito AT gmail.com
 
Hello,
It is a Chukar, people sometimes keep them as game animals.
Mike Z.

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> Anybody have an idea on this bird--seen in upstate NY--Otsego Co.?
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Subject: Exotic ID?
Date: Sat Jun 13 2020 11:32 am
From: zachsw AT gmail.com
 
Chukar.  Introduced gamebird.

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Subject: Exotic ID?
Date: Sat Jun 13 2020 11:30 am
From: andymason AT earthling.net
 
Anybody have an idea on this bird--seen in upstate NY--Otsego Co.?

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Subject: NYC Area RBA: 12 June 2020
Date: Fri Jun 12 2020 20:38 pm
From: gbensonny AT gmail.com
 
-RBA
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* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* June 12, 2020
* NYNY2006.12

- Birds Mentioned

MISSISSIPPI KITE+
SANDWICH TERN+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Brant
Blue-winged Teal
Hooded Merganser
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Eastern Whip-poor-will
Willet
Red Knot
Stilt Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Lesser Black-backed Gull
GULL-BILLED TERN
Roseate Tern
Cory™s Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater
Tricolored Heron
Red-headed Woodpecker
Acadian Flycatcher
Horned Lark
Cliff Swallow
Grasshopper Sparrow
Eastern Meadowlark
Ovenbird
Tennessee Warbler
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER
SUMMER TANAGER
BLUE GROSBEAK
DICKCISSEL
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If electronic submission is not possible, hardcopy reports and photos
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Gary Chapin - Secretary
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125 Pine Springs Drive
Ticonderoga, NY 12883

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

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

Transcriber: Gail Benson

[~BEGIN RBA TAPE~]

Greetings! This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, June 12,
2020 at 9:00 pm.

The highlights of today™s tape are MISSISSIPPI KITE, SANDWICH TERN,
GULL-BILLED TERN, YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER, SUMMER TANAGER, BLUE
GROSBEAK, DICKCISSEL and more.

Following last week™s 2 sightings, 3 more MISSISSIPPI KITE
observations occurred this week “ one moving over the Bay Ridge
section of Brooklyn last Saturday afternoon, heading west towards
Staten Island, was perhaps even the same bird reported Sunday morning
over Mount Loretto, and then on Tuesday evening an immature was
photographed as it headed in a northerly direction over the Bylane
Farm in Katonah, northern Westchester. As a note, next year should
hopefully include a regional 17-year Cicada outbreak and maybe many
more Kites locally.

Out at Cupsogue County Park in Westhampton Dunes, visits on Wednesday
and Thursday mornings provided a decent variety of shorebirds,
including a WESTERN WILLET in breeding plumage, a WHITE-RUMPED
SANDPIPER and some RED KNOTS and SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS, plus on
Thursday a short visit by a SANDWICH TERN. As a note, Cupsogue, like
many south shore beaches, is currently on a county residents only
admission policy.

Other notable shorebirds for the week featured a STILT SANDPIPER at
Heckscher State Park Wednesday and Thursday and 3 WHITE-RUMPED
SANDPIPERS at Brooklyn™s Plumb Beach on Monday.

The Captree Summer Bird Count last Saturday recorded 122 species
including first records of BRANT and BLUE-WINGED TEAL, plus HOODED
MERGANSER, 5 YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOOS, EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILL, 66 LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULLS, GULL-BILLED and ROSEATE TERNS, SOOTY SHEARWATER,
TRICOLORED HERON , and, among the passerines, ACADIAN FLYCATCHER at
Heckscher, HORNED LARK, GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, EASTERN MEADOWLARK, and a
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER continuing at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in
Great River.

Three CORY™S SHEARWATERS were spotted off Riis Park Wednesday.

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues near Jones Pond along the Paumanok
Trail off Schultz Road in Manorville.

Later moving ACADIAN FLYCATCHERS were noted in Central and Forest
Parks this week, and CLIFF SWALLOWS are nesting in Alley Pond Park
along Alley Creek.

Among the later WARBLERS noted this week were OVENBIRD, TENNESSEE,
NORTHERN PARULA, MAGNOLIA, BLACKBURNIAN, CHESTNUT-SIDED and BLACKPOLL.

A SUMMER TANAGER was found Tuesday at the Uplands Farm Preserve in
Cold Spring Harbor.

BLUE GROSBEAKS in the Calverton grasslands area should not at all be
disturbed as they continue their nesting activities.

A DICKCISSEL made a surprise appearance last Saturday in Somers,
Westchester County, but could not be subsequently relocated.

To phone in reports call Tom Burke at (914) 967-4922. This service is
sponsored by the Linnaean Society of New York and the National Audubon
Society. Thank you for calling.

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Subject: Screech-Owl family in Briarcliff Manor
Date: Thu Jun 11 2020 13:49 pm
From: ablock22168 AT yahoo.com
 
My buddy who lives on Macy Rd. in Briarcliff Manor just told me that while sitting out on his deck the other evening a family of small owls came into the yard and perched on the various fence posts in his back yard and periodically went down to grab something. Sounded like it could only be a family of four Eastern Screech-Owls. Pretty awesome sighting.
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Subject: The Perils of Shore Birds Nesting in Brooklyn
Date: Wed Jun 10 2020 14:30 pm
From: guskeri AT zoho.com
 
Three weeks ago, I was very happy to find two Oystercatcher nests on the beaches of Brooklyn, each with two eggs. One nest was on Plumb Beach (PB) and the other was at Shirley Chisholm State Park, Pennsylvania Ave Landfill section (SCSP-P). But my happiness wasn™t complete and I immediately started worrying about the fate of these nests. These beaches are not well protected and both people and predators are roaming freely.

Birding in Brooklyn after the end of spring migration becomes less interesting by the day. Finding some nests and following them serves to keep you busy. Watching the progress of Shore bird nests in particular have a special magic. Last year, I followed an Oystercatcher nest in Dead Horse Point and watched one fledgling make it to adulthood. (out of three eggs and two fledglings). It was the second successful nest on the same beach in three years.

The SCSP-P nest was out of people™s way and the path that leads to it has been closed by the park administration. I wasn™t worried about it, although people can still reach it by walking on the beach during low tide. But the PB nest was a totally different story. It was in the open and where people walk all the time. I know because I have done so on many occasions.

On my two next visits to PB, I had to run as fast as I could trying to alert people about the presence of the nest. The first time, two young men were walking straight toward the nest and on the second episode, a family of a father and his two teenage sons were sitting on the wooden board just 5 feet away from the nest. It was very pleasing to me to see the happiness on the kids™ faces when they discovered the nest and saw the eggs. They promised to be careful and protect it.

The NPS promised to provide some protection to the nest but unfortunately, they didn™t keep their promise. Or maybe they didn™t get the chance to do so, because three days later, or six days after I found the nest, the two eggs have vanished. I don™t know whom to blame. Was it an accident by a passerby? Or some predator? I have seen Raccoons in the area in the past years.

On the same day, I went to check on the other nest at SCSP-P. And to my surprise, there were three eggs, instead of two. But I was unhappy that there were people around the area. The sign that said the path is off limit for visitors was illegally brought down by somebody, and people walked down to the beach where the nest was located just few meters from the path. That made me worried about the fate of this nest too.

On the following day, I decided to visit the other section of SCSP that was used to be called Fountain Ave Landfill (SCSP-F). I was shocked to see a Killdeer sitting on a nest with three eggs under a small bush just two feet from the path that goes down to the Pier. It was very puzzling to me. Later, I found out that this path had been closed for few days and that probably made the killdeer think it™s a safe area to build a nest with no people traffic around.

I immediately alerted a park worker and he promised to mention it to the environmental/educational department to protect the nest. I didn™t have high hope. I remembered what happened in PB. But there is nothing else I could do. I immediately felt sorry for this Killdeer.

Six days later, I went to visit both nests. The eggs in the Oystercatcher nest at SCSP-P were all gone. Just like the one in PB. I didn™t know whom to blame, a passerby or a predator. I have seen Opossums in this park in the past. But the good news is that the Killdeer nest at SCSP-F is still there and now it has four eggs instead of three. But people traffic in the area was troubling to me. Some people were very surprised, and in awe, to see such a beautiful bird and didn™t know what type of bird it was. They didn™t even recognize it was sitting on a nest. Again, I spoke to a park worker and he said they are aware of the situation and monitoring it.

Yesterday, two weeks after I found the Killdeer nest, I went to check on it and found out that the eggs were all gone. No evidence of any Killdeer in the nearby, adult or fledgling. I don™t believe that the eggs had hatched. It was at least one week too soon for that to happen according to my calculation. They were probably eaten by a predator. The possibility of somebody might have stolen the eggs crossed my mind but I didn™t entertain it for long.

While standing pondering on the fate of the nest, I noticed a Willet flying above my head and screaming very loudly. I moved a little bit toward the fenced area and the bird flew even closer toward me to within few feet. I thought, there must be a nest or fledglings around the area and that drove this bird crazy.

I went down to the pier and sat on a seat, more than two hundred feet away from the area. I wanted to watch from far to see if there are any fledgling. I watched that Willet getting crazy every time a person comes close to that area. Then two more adult Willets joined in and now I could see the three of them going crazy.

There were many people in the park that time taking advantage of a very nice weather. Many of them went down the path to the pier not aware of what is taking place above their head. A Bicyclist stopped his bicycle at the spot where the Killdeer nest was for few minutes, and one Willet flew very close to his head and the man didn™t even notice the bird. I thought his helmet probably was too tight on his ears and he couldn™t hear their screams. It was funny in a sad way.

I watched this for almost thirty minutes and the Willets were getting tired. Sometimes, they would land somewhere for few seconds before resuming their flights and screamings. My guess is that the Willets had some fledglings very close by and they were surprised by the influx of people because it was the time of the day when the park is open to visitors. Now they don™t know how to get the fledglings to safety. The other possibility is that there is a nest with eggs nearby but I am not sure they would behave like that for eggs.

I got tired of watching this sad event and there was nothing I could do to help. I didn™t even see any fledgling and all of this could have been my imagination. So, I left. I drove home filled with disappointment. Three nests I was hoping to follow over the summer have gone, and nine eggs of very unique species vanished into thin air. And the worst part of it is to be overwhelmed by a feeling of powerlessness to help them.

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Subject: Chuck-wills-widow - Greene County
Date: Mon Jun 8 2020 23:54 pm
From: richardpguthrie AT gmail.com
 
We have two credible reports of CHUCK-WILLS-WIDOW from the Town of Athens and 5 miles away in the Town of Coxsackie, The Greene County.
The first was heard briefly last Tuesday evening and not since. The other was being heard that evening as well as each evening up to Friday (maybe Sunday morning at 4:30 AM ).
The homeowner got a clear recording of the second bird during one of those evenings.
The birds were heard (and seen) from the roadway on Mountain View Road, off County Rt. 61, which is just north of State Highway 81 in the Town of Coxsackie, west of Rt. 9-W and the NYS Thruway.
There are very few houses along this dead-end road and the few homeowners are ok with birders coming to try for the bird. The bird seemed to start the evening out down by the cul-de-sac, then working west to the area of the county road. The apparent 4:30 AM reportwas from a nearby home along Rt 61.
[I am told that there is an intimidating looking, but somewhat friendly, German Shepherd in one of thehouses, that might come out to check on people. He is said to not like other dogs. ]
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Subject: Syracuse area RBA
Date: Mon Jun 8 2020 15:47 pm
From: brinjoseph AT yahoo.com
 
RBA



* New York

* Syracuse

* June 08, 2020

* NYSY 06. 08. 20



Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




June 01 2020 to June 08, 2020

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: June 08 AT 4:00 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org





#706 Monday June 08, 2020



Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of

June 01, 2020



Highlights:

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LEAST BITTERN

GREAT EGRET

BLACK VULTURE

PEREGRINE FALCON

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON

SANDHILL CRANE

RUDDY TURNSTONE

RED-NECKED PHALAROPE

WHIMBREL

PIPING PLOVER

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER

UPLAND SANDPIPER

BLACK TERN

WHIP-POOR-WILL

COMMON NIGHTHAWK

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER

ACADIAN FLYCATCHER

PROTHONOTARY WARBLER

YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT

RED CROSSBILL







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

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6/2: 8 shorebird species including RED-NECKED PHALAROPE and WHIMBREL were seen at the Wildlife Drive, mostly near the south end. A are for Montezuma COMMON TERN was seen also. The Phalarope was seen through the 4th.

6/3: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen on VanDyne Spoor Road.

6/6: PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS continue at the forested area on Armitage Road.

6/7: 2 ORCHARD ORIOLES were seen on Howland Island. 5 BLACK TERNS were seen at Tschache Pool.







Onondaga County

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6/2: This was the last day the YELLOW BREASTED CHAT was seen at Labrador Hollow Unique Area.

6/5: ACADIAN FLYCATCHER continues in Whiskey Hollow Nature Preserve west of Baldwinsville.

6/6: Up to 50 SEMI-PALMATED SANDPIPERS and a WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER were seen from the West Shore Trail of Onondaga Lake. 2 PRAIRIE WARBLERS and 2 ORCHARD ORIOLES were seen at Green Lakes state Park. A CERULEAN WARBLER was seen on Ferguson Road in the Cicero Swamp.

6/7: A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was found at Cedar Bar Park in Fayetteville. A near albino Robin was seen and photographed in New Hartford.







Oswego County

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6/3: 2 PIPING PLOVERS continue at the Sandy Pond Outlet on Lake Ontario. A RUDDY TURNSTONE was also seen. 2 late COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were seen on Hinman Road north of Pulaski.

6/4: 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS are still being seen at the north lookout of Derby Hill.

6/6: A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was seen at the second channel near the fishing access site on Toad Harbor Road on Oneida Lake. They have been found here in the past but have not been reported for a number of years.

6/7: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and the PROTHONOTARY WARBLER were seen at the Toad Harbor site on Oneida Lake.

6/8: A WHIP-POOR-WILL was heard on Sol Davis Road in Williamstown.







Cayuga County

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6/3: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was again present at Fair Haven State Park.

6/5: A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was again seen from the barge Canal near Brutus.






Madison County

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6/3: An ORCHARD ORIOLE and a CERULEAN WARBLER were seen on Ditch Bank Road north of Canastota.

6/4: A FISH CROW continues on Ditchbank Road.

6/5: A SANDHILL CRANE was seen in a plowed field near the Bridgeport-Kirkville Road.

6/8: 7 RED CROSSBILLS were seen on Muller Hill Road east of Georgetown.







Oneida County

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6/2: A LEAST BITTERN was seen in the Utica Marsh. It was seen through the 7th.

6/3: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was again seen at Verona Beach State Park.

6/4: A WHIP-POOR-WILL was heard at the Preston Hill Gravel Pit north of Oneida Lake.

6/6: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on Anderson Road in Clinton. A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen at the Shenendoah Golf Course at Turningstone.

6/8: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on Rt.49 east of Jewell on Oneida Lake. 2 GREAT EGRETS were seen at Utica Marsh.







Herkimer County

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6/1: A BLACK VULTURE was seen and photographed on Westgate Drive in the Town of Schuyler.It was again present on the 3rd.

6/4: A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen on the Third lake Trail near Inlet.

6/7: An UPLAND SANDPIPER was seen in a field west of Dolgeville.










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Subject: Bear Spring Mtn. WMA -Mourning Warblers and more
Date: Sun Jun 7 2020 22:26 pm
From: ablock22168 AT yahoo.com
 
6/7/20 - Bear Spring Mtn. WMA, Walton, NY
1 Alder Flycatcher2 Willow Flycatchers2 Ovenbirds2 Northern Waterthrushes3 Black-and-white Warblers2 MOURNING WARBLERS4+ Common Yellowthroats3 American Redstarts1 Northern Parula3 Magnolia Warblers4+ Blackburnian Warblers1 Yellow Warbler4 Chestnut-sided Warblers2 Black-throated Blue Warblers3 Black-throated Green Warblers4 Rose-breasted Grosbeaks2 Scarlet Tanagers
Plus usual birds.
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Subject: Public roads near Nickerson Beach
Date: Sun Jun 7 2020 12:34 pm
From: rfermat AT yahoo.com
 
I mean Nickerson Beach in Nassau County.

There are several public roads shown on google maps very close to the Lido Beach Passive Nature area.

Seaspray Drive goes from the main highway south towards Malibu Beach. Is it possible to drive on this? Not park anywhere, but just drive on it?

Similarly, a few hundred yards to the east, several roads are shown going south toward several parking lots. Is it possible to drive on these? Not park anywhere, but just drive? What about to the west at Sands Beach Club?

I am thinking someone could drive down one of these and let me off.

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