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20 Jan: @ 18:51:38 
Ferruginous Hawk - Another Perspective [Steve Walter]
20 Jan: @ 16:51:56 
eBird.org Shared Location - 3 for Black Dirt Region [Ben Cacace]
19 Jan: @ 19:18:37 
Private/Public Roads re: Ferruginous Hawk [sophiesaid]
19 Jan: @ 18:36:13 
Re: Possible Ferruginous Hawk Orange co. [ArieGilbert]
19 Jan: @ 18:12:29 
Re: Private property / Ferruginous Hawk [Joshua Malbin]
19 Jan: @ 18:11:06 
Private property / Ferruginous Hawk [Richard Guthrie]
19 Jan: @ 17:54:25 
Re: Possible Ferruginous Hawk Orange co. [Trachlar]
19 Jan: @ 17:03:48 
Re: Possible Ferruginous Hawk Orange co. [Adrian Burke]
19 Jan: @ 16:59:55 
Re: Possible Ferruginous Hawk Orange co. [Isaac Weiss]
19 Jan: @ 16:49:10 
Re: Possible Ferruginous Hawk Orange co. [Adrian Burke]
19 Jan: @ 15:37:01 
FEHA [Pat Aitken]
19 Jan: @ 15:32:39 
Re: Possible Ferruginous Hawk Orange co. [Adrian Burke]
19 Jan: @ 15:06:34 
Ferruginous hawk [Pat Aitken]
19 Jan: @ 14:47:49 
Re: Possible Ferruginous Hawk Orange co. [Adrian Burke]
19 Jan: @ 14:28:21 
Re: Possible Ferruginous Hawk Orange co. [Adrian Burke]
19 Jan: @ 14:26:42 
Possible Ferruginous Hawk Orange co. [Adrian Burke]
19 Jan: @ 12:42:49 
Iceland Gull addendum, Central Park, NYC 1/18 [Tom Fiore]
19 Jan: @ 12:01:37 
Re: nysbirds-l digest: January 19, 2021 [Jay D]
18 Jan: @ 23:28:56 
syracuse area RBA [Joseph Brin]
18 Jan: @ 23:24:14 
Re: Sad News for the NY Birding Community [Steve Walter]
18 Jan: @ 23:09:26 
Re: Scope - Celery Road [Steve Walter]
18 Jan: @ 21:54:18 
Gr. W.-fr. Goose, W. Tanager, Manhattan, NYC 1/18 [Thomas Fiore]
18 Jan: @ 21:43:23 
Re: Sad News for the NY Birding Community [Fred Baumgarten]
18 Jan: @ 20:50:48 
RE: Odd gull [rcech]
18 Jan: @ 18:47:23 
RE: Sad News for the NY Birding Community [rcech]
18 Jan: @ 18:43:52 
Sad News for the NY Birding Community [Shaibal Mitra]
18 Jan: @ 17:36:43 
RE: Odd gull [rcech]
18 Jan: @ 15:09:53 
Odd gull [rcech]
18 Jan: @ 13:41:55 
Re: Scope - Celery Road [Corey Finger]
18 Jan: @ 13:38:23 
Scope - Celery Road [Richard Guthrie]
18 Jan: @ 02:04:09 
Virtual Presentation, Tue. 1/19, Brooklyn Bird Club [Jennifer Kepler]
17 Jan: @ 23:37:07 
Ferruginous Hawk [Andrew Block]
17 Jan: @ 19:50:21 
Central Park NYC, Sunday Jan. 17, 2021 - Greater White-fronted Goose & Wintering Raptors [Deborah Allen]
17 Jan: @ 19:16:16 
BROWN PELICAN [patrickhoran]
17 Jan: @ 14:36:04 
Ferruginous Hawk on Celery Avenue New Hampton [Gail Benson]
17 Jan: @ 14:36:04 
Ferruginous Hawk on Celery Avenue New Hampton [Gail Benson]
17 Jan: @ 10:04:33 
extralimital (CT) Ross’s GULL; Manhattan NYC Brown Pelican & more, Sat., 1/16 [Tom Fiore]
16 Jan: @ 22:20:08 
Jones Beach West End Dovekies [akmirth]
16 Jan: @ 18:56:33 
Re: Brown Pelican Update (Westchester) [David Chernack]
16 Jan: @ 18:55:21 
Re: Brown Pelican Update (Westchester) [David Chernack]
16 Jan: @ 18:26:12 
Greater White-fronted Goose, Reservoir, Central Park, NYC [Deborah Allen]
16 Jan: @ 18:04:27 
Brown Pelican Update (Westchester) [Gail Benson]
16 Jan: @ 16:15:07 
Brown Pelican in Yonkers Westchester County. Flew north up Hudson [Michael Bochnik]
16 Jan: @ 05:12:58 
NYC Area RBA: 15 January 2021 [Gail Benson]
16 Jan: @ 00:40:30 
"The Narrow Edge" by Deborah Cramer. Queens County Bird Club presentation Wed. Jan 20 at 7:30 pm [Nancy Tognan]
15 Jan: @ 23:39:41 
Gr. W.-fr. Goose, Central Park [NYC] & more, Fri. 1/15 [Tom Fiore]
14 Jan: @ 19:59:45 
Re: 2 Iceland Gulls, etc. - Central Park, & Manhattan, NYC 1/13 [Peter Post]
14 Jan: @ 19:58:30 
Re: 2 Iceland Gulls, etc. - Central Park, & Manhattan, NYC 1/13 [Peter Post]
14 Jan: @ 18:28:35 
Glaucous Gull [Gus Keri]
14 Jan: @ 17:33:48 
Is towhee still around [Andrew Block]





Subject: Ferruginous Hawk - Another Perspective
Date: Wed Jan 20 2021 18:51 pm
From: swalter15 AT verizon.net
 
While many people have been thrilled to add Ferruginous Hawk to their life
and / or state lists, I have a different perspective. I've posted before
about the Winter Raptor Survey that I've done covering the Black Dirt Region
and the Wallkill Wildlife Refuge area. How fortuitous that the Ferrug showed
up in the coverage area. But then why not? It's obvious to us and the
raptors that it's a great area for raptors. So I moved this year's survey up
a week or two from normal, hoping to get the Ferrug while the trail was
still warm (and to take advantage of the extra eyes in the area -- thanks
Adrian and Anne). I'm pretty sure it's the first Ferrug on an eastern WRS,
but I'll check on that later.



WRS results and instructions on how to do one can be found at the web site
of the Hawk Migration Association of North America (HMANA - www.hmana.org
). WRS is under Research & Conservation. Accessing
results may require a logon ID, but discussion has been had to make it more
public. So to make it easy, noteworthy numbers yesterday were 26 Red-tailed
Hawks, 5 Rough-legged Hawks, 3 Red-shouldered Hawks, 9 Northern Harriers, 3
American Kestrels, and 2 Peregrine Falcons. It's actually the first time
that I've recorded Red-shouldered here, making for 4 species of Buteo. That
very well could be unprecedented on an eastern North America WRS (there are
5 species wintering in Florida, but habitat choice keeps them separated).
One of the Red-shoulders is a rather tame (for the north) immature that was
sitting on wires on Oil City Road, right at the parking lot at one point.
Great photo ops if it continues.



Only 3 Black Vultures were recorded in the survey area. But worth a mention
that where I stopped to get breakfast in Chester, at routes 94 and 17M,
there were at least 12 sitting on roofs in the shopping center.



I've posted a picture of the Ferrug at my web site
http://stevewalternature.com/ . The photo was taken from County Road 6
(Pulaski Highway).



Steve Walter

Bayside, NY


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Subject: eBird.org Shared Location - 3 for Black Dirt Region
Date: Wed Jan 20 2021 16:51 pm
From: bcacace AT gmail.com
 
Shared locations were created for the following locations in Orange County
based on suggestions submitted. The hotspots should be available within 12
hours.

- Black Dirt Region--Cedar Swamp Road
- Black Dirt Region--Celery Ave.
- Black Dirt Region--Lynch Ave.

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If you wish to merge your personal location with an existing hotspot here
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down on the right
— ... Personal locations are missing the "people" icon to the right of the
location name
— Click "Merge" and you'll see all nearby hotspots as red icons with flames
— ... Keep the checkmark for "Delete after merging" selected
— Click the Hotspot (red icon) you want the green personal location to be
merged into
— ... you'll see the hotspot location name above the merge button showing
the # of checklists to be merged
— Click the 'Merge' button
— Answer Yes to the 'Are you sure?' query

All checklists for your personal location will be combined with the hotspot.
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Subject: Private/Public Roads re: Ferruginous Hawk
Date: Tue Jan 19 2021 19:18 pm
From: sophiesaid AT aol.com
 
Please excuse this if it  is a dupilcate message, as I do not think the original message sent.
I just spoke to the Orange County Highway Dept.I asked how would “sightseers” know what roads are public and what roads are private.He said: blue street signs are private, green street signs are public. i then asked him if “sightseers” could drive on private roads to see the scenery. His answer was “no”.So, if you see a blue street sign it is private. If you see a dirt road, it is private. The next question is: how do we know which private streets are accessible? If it is on ebird (as a hotspot) and doesn’t say “private” then it is probably ok. Keep in mind: even though local birders were given permission for some spots- that may not be a “blanket” permission for “the masses”. Do not be discouraged- it seems that this hawk is still being seen on accessible roads.Linda

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Subject: Possible Ferruginous Hawk Orange co.
Date: Tue Jan 19 2021 18:36 pm
From: ArieGilbert AT optonline.net
 
A problem not unique to this area is birders blocking or impeding traffic, trespassing onto property like a farm field, irrespective of signage ( if in doubt, *don't* ) blocking driveways,  and being less than nice to the residents when they inquire about your presence or intentions. If you interact with locals be polite and share your excitement.There are farmers who are working and blocking their way is understandably irritating to them.  If you see vehicles coming your way,  move *before* they have to slow down or wait. If a problem is avoided, future visitors will be welcome.OTOH, a jerk will ruin it for all who arrive later.  And you will be told the roads are private or closed off. In the recent past people were running across farm fields to get photos.  If only telephoto lenses existed...In western states, trespassing would get you shot first.  An effective deterrent. So let's all enjoy the birds AND behave like civilized adults. Arie Gilbert. Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device
-------- Original message --------From: Trachlar Date: 1/19/21 12:53 PM (GMT-05:00) To: Isaac Weiss Cc: Adrian Burke , "Groups.io" , NYSBIRDS-L Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Possible Ferruginous Hawk Orange co. I realize at least from what I have read (e.g. with a homeowner on the road w the “Camel Farm” (Rte 62) and Mission Land Road) that there have been issues between property owners in the black dirt region and birders. Obviously owners have a right in this Country to keep folks off their property (the means used is another issue). Cedar Swamp Road seems to run about 2.7 miles, may I ask what makes the road itself a “private” road?  L. Trachtenberg Ossining“The white man made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they only kept but one, they promised to take our land, and they took it.”Red CloudOglala LakotaSent from my iPhoneOn Jan 19, 2021, at 11:59 AM, Isaac Weiss wrote:?Thank Adrian for the constant updates.I just met one of the owners of the properties around here and he asked not to drive on cedar swamp Rd. He said it is a private road.Celery is a public Rd.Thank you allAri On Tue, Jan 19, 2021, 11:49 AM Adrian Burke wrote:FEHA has flown to tree alongside Pulaski Hwy btwn Pumpkin Swamp and Maloney LnEl El mar, ene. 19, 2021 a la(s) 9:25 a. m., Adrian Burke escribió:Not sure as the bird is distant (forgive me if it’s just a Red-tailed) but I have a seemingly good candidate for the Ferruginous Hawk sitting in a field here (41.3627576, -74.3899335) seen from here (41.3635432, -74.3887804). Face and base of tail seem rather pale,  limited white on scapulars. Can’t see gape, tarsi, or belly. Have some terrible digiscope shots. Will keep updated. Adrian BurkeNYC



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Subject: Private property / Ferruginous Hawk
Date: Tue Jan 19 2021 18:12 pm
From: joshuamalbin AT gmail.com
 
Perhaps it would be helpful to provide a list of areas or roads where it is
permissible for birders to go to attempt to see this bird, with the
presumption that they should treat all other areas as off-limits.


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> Reminder: the hawk will on occasion go to fields in private property. DO
> NOT trespass. The landowners are adamant about this. While some have been
> lenient about allowing limited access on occasion this is not one of them.
>
> Don’t ruin it for the local birders who have had long time good relations
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Subject: Private property / Ferruginous Hawk
Date: Tue Jan 19 2021 18:11 pm
From: richardpguthrie AT gmail.com
 
Reminder: the hawk will on occasion go to fields in private property. DO NOT trespass. The landowners are adamant about this. While some have been lenient about allowing limited access on occasion this is not one of them. 

Don’t ruin it for the local birders who have had long time good relations with the local farmers.

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Subject: Possible Ferruginous Hawk Orange co.
Date: Tue Jan 19 2021 17:54 pm
From: trachlar AT gmail.com
 
I realize at least from what I have read (e.g. with a homeowner on the road w the “Camel Farm” (Rte 62) and Mission Land Road) that there have been issues between property owners in the black dirt region and birders. Obviously owners have a right in this Country to keep folks off their property (the means used is another issue). Cedar Swamp Road seems to run about 2.7 miles, may I ask what makes the road itself a “private” road?

L. Trachtenberg
Ossining

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> On Jan 19, 2021, at 11:59 AM, Isaac Weiss wrote:
>
> ?
> Thank Adrian for the constant updates.
> I just met one of the owners of the properties around here and he asked not to drive on cedar swamp Rd. He said it is a private road.
> Celery is a public Rd.
>
> Thank you all
> Ari
>
>> On Tue, Jan 19, 2021, 11:49 AM Adrian Burke wrote:
>> FEHA has flown to tree alongside Pulaski Hwy btwn Pumpkin Swamp and Maloney Ln
>>
>> El El mar, ene. 19, 2021 a la(s) 9:25 a. m., Adrian Burke escribió:
>>> Not sure as the bird is distant (forgive me if it’s just a Red-tailed) but I have a seemingly good candidate for the Ferruginous Hawk sitting in a field here (41.3627576, -74.3899335) seen from here (41.3635432, -74.3887804). Face and base of tail seem rather pale, limited white on scapulars. Can’t see gape, tarsi, or belly. Have some terrible digiscope shots.
>>>
>>> Will keep updated.
>>>
>>> Adrian Burke
>>> NYC
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Subject: Possible Ferruginous Hawk Orange co.
Date: Tue Jan 19 2021 17:03 pm
From: aburke173 AT gmail.com
 
Now back to field here (41.3594553, -74.3949254) seen from Celery Swamp Rd.
Leaving now since it is private, thanks Ari for the update on that.

Adrian

El El mar, ene. 19, 2021 a la(s) 11:48 a. m., Adrian Burke <
aburke173@gmail.com> escribió:

> FEHA has flown to tree alongside Pulaski Hwy btwn Pumpkin Swamp and
> Maloney Ln
>
> El El mar, ene. 19, 2021 a la(s) 9:25 a. m., Adrian Burke <
> aburke173@gmail.com> escribió:
>
>> Not sure as the bird is distant (forgive me if it’s just a Red-tailed)
>> but I have a seemingly good candidate for the Ferruginous Hawk sitting in a
>> field here (41.3627576, -74.3899335) seen from here (41.3635432,
>> -74.3887804). Face and base of tail seem rather pale, limited white on
>> scapulars. Can’t see gape, tarsi, or belly. Have some terrible digiscope
>> shots.
>>
>> Will keep updated.
>>
>> Adrian Burke
>> NYC
>>
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Subject: Possible Ferruginous Hawk Orange co.
Date: Tue Jan 19 2021 16:59 pm
From: weiss2513 AT gmail.com
 
Thank Adrian for the constant updates.
I just met one of the owners of the properties around here and he asked not
to drive on cedar swamp Rd. He said it is a private road.
Celery is a public Rd.

Thank you all
Ari

On Tue, Jan 19, 2021, 11:49 AM Adrian Burke wrote:

> FEHA has flown to tree alongside Pulaski Hwy btwn Pumpkin Swamp and
> Maloney Ln
>
> El El mar, ene. 19, 2021 a la(s) 9:25 a. m., Adrian Burke <
> aburke173@gmail.com> escribió:
>
>> Not sure as the bird is distant (forgive me if it’s just a Red-tailed)
>> but I have a seemingly good candidate for the Ferruginous Hawk sitting in a
>> field here (41.3627576, -74.3899335) seen from here (41.3635432,
>> -74.3887804). Face and base of tail seem rather pale, limited white on
>> scapulars. Can’t see gape, tarsi, or belly. Have some terrible digiscope
>> shots.
>>
>> Will keep updated.
>>
>> Adrian Burke
>> NYC
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Subject: Possible Ferruginous Hawk Orange co.
Date: Tue Jan 19 2021 16:49 pm
From: aburke173 AT gmail.com
 
FEHA has flown to tree alongside Pulaski Hwy btwn Pumpkin Swamp and Maloney
Ln

El El mar, ene. 19, 2021 a la(s) 9:25 a. m., Adrian Burke <
aburke173@gmail.com> escribió:

> Not sure as the bird is distant (forgive me if it’s just a Red-tailed) but
> I have a seemingly good candidate for the Ferruginous Hawk sitting in a
> field here (41.3627576, -74.3899335) seen from here (41.3635432,
> -74.3887804). Face and base of tail seem rather pale, limited white on
> scapulars. Can’t see gape, tarsi, or belly. Have some terrible digiscope
> shots.
>
> Will keep updated.
>
> Adrian Burke
> NYC
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Subject: FEHA
Date: Tue Jan 19 2021 15:37 pm
From: aitkenpatricia AT gmail.com
 
Use Adrian's direction- john and I had a very good looking redtail

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Subject: Possible Ferruginous Hawk Orange co.
Date: Tue Jan 19 2021 15:32 pm
From: aburke173 AT gmail.com
 
Sorry, phone died earlier. Ferruginous Hawk still in view sitting in field
at previous coordinates. Turn onto Cedar Swamp Road from Maple Ave then
take the left fork (dirt road) along the field towards the end.

Adrian Burke
NYC

El El mar, ene. 19, 2021 a la(s) 9:47 a. m., Adrian Burke <
aburke173@gmail.com> escribió:

> from Maple turn onto Cedar Swamp rd and make a left on dirt rd down to its
> end
>
> El El mar, ene. 19, 2021 a la(s) 9:27 a. m., Adrian Burke <
> aburke173@gmail.com> escribió:
>
>> Make that definite. Just flew a couple feet showing pale tail base and
>> pale wing panels.
>>
>> El El mar, ene. 19, 2021 a la(s) 9:25 a. m., Adrian Burke <
>> aburke173@gmail.com> escribió:
>>
>>> Not sure as the bird is distant (forgive me if it’s just a Red-tailed)
>>> but I have a seemingly good candidate for the Ferruginous Hawk sitting in a
>>> field here (41.3627576, -74.3899335) seen from here (41.3635432,
>>> -74.3887804). Face and base of tail seem rather pale, limited white on
>>> scapulars. Can’t see gape, tarsi, or belly. Have some terrible digiscope
>>> shots.
>>>
>>> Will keep updated.
>>>
>>> Adrian Burke
>>> NYC
>>>
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Subject: Ferruginous hawk
Date: Tue Jan 19 2021 15:06 pm
From: aitkenpatricia AT gmail.com
 
On lynch ave, in wooded area behind gate with "restricted area" sign

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Subject: Possible Ferruginous Hawk Orange co.
Date: Tue Jan 19 2021 14:47 pm
From: aburke173 AT gmail.com
 
from Maple turn onto Cedar Swamp rd and make a left on dirt rd down to its
end

El El mar, ene. 19, 2021 a la(s) 9:27 a. m., Adrian Burke <
aburke173@gmail.com> escribió:

> Make that definite. Just flew a couple feet showing pale tail base and
> pale wing panels.
>
> El El mar, ene. 19, 2021 a la(s) 9:25 a. m., Adrian Burke <
> aburke173@gmail.com> escribió:
>
>> Not sure as the bird is distant (forgive me if it’s just a Red-tailed)
>> but I have a seemingly good candidate for the Ferruginous Hawk sitting in a
>> field here (41.3627576, -74.3899335) seen from here (41.3635432,
>> -74.3887804). Face and base of tail seem rather pale, limited white on
>> scapulars. Can’t see gape, tarsi, or belly. Have some terrible digiscope
>> shots.
>>
>> Will keep updated.
>>
>> Adrian Burke
>> NYC
>>
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Subject: Possible Ferruginous Hawk Orange co.
Date: Tue Jan 19 2021 14:28 pm
From: aburke173 AT gmail.com
 
Make that definite. Just flew a couple feet showing pale tail base and pale
wing panels.

El El mar, ene. 19, 2021 a la(s) 9:25 a. m., Adrian Burke <
aburke173@gmail.com> escribió:

> Not sure as the bird is distant (forgive me if it’s just a Red-tailed) but
> I have a seemingly good candidate for the Ferruginous Hawk sitting in a
> field here (41.3627576, -74.3899335) seen from here (41.3635432,
> -74.3887804). Face and base of tail seem rather pale, limited white on
> scapulars. Can’t see gape, tarsi, or belly. Have some terrible digiscope
> shots.
>
> Will keep updated.
>
> Adrian Burke
> NYC
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Subject: Possible Ferruginous Hawk Orange co.
Date: Tue Jan 19 2021 14:26 pm
From: aburke173 AT gmail.com
 
Not sure as the bird is distant (forgive me if it’s just a Red-tailed) but
I have a seemingly good candidate for the Ferruginous Hawk sitting in a
field here (41.3627576, -74.3899335) seen from here (41.3635432,
-74.3887804). Face and base of tail seem rather pale, limited white on
scapulars. Can’t see gape, tarsi, or belly. Have some terrible digiscope
shots.

Will keep updated.

Adrian Burke
NYC

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Subject: Iceland Gull addendum, Central Park, NYC 1/18
Date: Tue Jan 19 2021 12:42 pm
From: tomfi2 AT earthlink.net
 
An Iceland Gull (plumage in 2nd / 3rd year) has also continued on at the Central Park reservoir (in Manhattan, N.Y. City), sometimes not that easily seen, often in the central area of the reservoir; sightings anyhow continued into Mon., 1/18.   Also regular on that reservoir just lately has been a Common Loon (with others on Manhattan’s surrounding waters).
good birding to all,
Tom Fioremanhattan

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Subject: nysbirds-l digest: January 19, 2021
Date: Tue Jan 19 2021 12:01 pm
From: naturephotography7 AT gmail.com
 
God bless Sy!
He was a real gentleman and a great birder.
"Spry Sy". That's what I called him.
I think he was about 90 when I spotted him at the Jones Beach West End
jetty. Incredible!
He lived in Baldwin where I am also a resident.
Condolences to his family.
Jay Koolpix

On Tue, Jan 19, 2021 at 12:06 AM New York State Birds digest <
nysbirds-l@list.cornell.edu> wrote:

> NYSBIRDS-L Digest for Tuesday, January 19, 2021.
>
> 1. Scope - Celery Road
> 2. Re: Scope - Celery Road
> 3. Odd gull
> 4. RE: Odd gull
> 5. Sad News for the NY Birding Community
> 6. RE: Sad News for the NY Birding Community
> 7. RE: Odd gull
> 8. Re: Sad News for the NY Birding Community
> 9. Gr. W.-fr. Goose, W. Tanager, Manhattan, NYC 1/18
> 10. Re: Sad News for the NY Birding Community
> 11. Re: Scope - Celery Road
> 12. Re: Sad News for the NY Birding Community
> 13. syracuse area RBA
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Scope - Celery Road
> From: Richard Guthrie
> Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 08:37:35 -0500
> X-Message-Number: 1
>
> Report of a scope left behind on Celery Road
>
> Info posted on local group page I’ll try to get more info
>
> Rich Guthrie
>
> Sent from my iPhone
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Re: Scope - Celery Road
> From: Corey Finger <10000birdsblogger@gmail.com>
> Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 08:41:23 -0500
> X-Message-Number: 2
>
> It was claimed.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Jan 18, 2021, at 8:38 AM, Richard Guthrie
> wrote:
> >
> > ?Report of a scope left behind on Celery Road
> >
> > Info posted on local group page I’ll try to get more info
> >
> > Rich Guthrie
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> > --
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>
> Subject: Odd gull
> From:
> Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 10:06:23 -0500
> X-Message-Number: 3
>
> Emily and I had an odd, large gull at Pier 4 (Ferry pier) in Brooklyn
> yesterday afternoon.
>
>
>
> A noticeably large gull, white-winged lineage, but unusual level and
> arrangement of darkish tones on primaries. Got a few grab shots before it
> left the area.
>
>
>
> I'm a little rusty on my larids (and have looked at way too many early
> cycle
> gull variations this winter to be sure of anything anymore), but is this a
> Nelson Gull (Herring x Glaucous hybrid)? Didn't look right for Kumlien's
> but
> others may diosagree.
>
>
>
> Rick Cech
>
>
>
> https://rbc-pix.smugmug.com/Od...
>
>
>
> Web site on Nelson:
>
> http://larusology.blogspot.com...
>
>
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: RE: Odd gull
> From:
> Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 12:33:09 -0500
> X-Message-Number: 4
>
> Sorry, I moved the galley and the link didn't come along.
>
>
>
> Here is: https://rbc-pix.smugmug.com/Na...
>
>
>
> From: bounce-125313778-3714678@list.cornell.edu
> On Behalf Of rcech@nyc.rr.com
> Sent: Monday, January 18, 2021 10:06 AM
> To: 'nysbirds-l'
> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Odd gull
>
>
>
> Emily and I had an odd, large gull at Pier 4 (Ferry pier) in Brooklyn
> yesterday afternoon.
>
>
>
> A noticeably large gull, white-winged lineage, but unusual level and
> arrangement of darkish tones on primaries. Got a few grab shots before it
> left the area.
>
>
>
> I'm a little rusty on my larids (and have looked at way too many early
> cycle
> gull variations this winter to be sure of anything anymore), but is this a
> Nelson Gull (Herring x Glaucous hybrid)? Didn't look right for Kumlien's
> but
> others may diosagree.
>
>
>
> Rick Cech
>
>
>
> https://rbc-pix.smugmug.com/Od...
>
>
>
> Web site on Nelson:
>
> http://larusology.blogspot.com...
>
>
>
> --
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> Subject: Sad News for the NY Birding Community
> From: Shaibal Mitra
> Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 18:43:25 +0000
> X-Message-Number: 5
>
> Seymour (Sy) Schiff passed away on Thursday, January 14, at the age of 93.
> I learned this from his dear friend Joe Giunta, who had been in touch with
> Sy regularly and made inquiries when he couldn’t be reached. I understand
> that a service has already been held, but I will discuss with Joe how we
> birders might join in honoring him.
>
> From his years writing the Kingbird seasonal reports for New York City and
> Long Island, to his gentlemanly and erudite omnipresence around Jones
> Beach, to his more wide-ranging birding adventures later in life in Joe’s
> company, Sy touched New York’s birding community deeply. He will be missed
> deeply by many, many people.
>
> I know that Sy saw at least 402 species of birds in New York State, and
> just this morning I was thinking of encouraging and helping him to try for
> the Spotted Towhee, very near his home in Baldwin. That will never happen,
> but I will spend some time tonight with my memories of many birds I saw
> with Sy.
>
> Shai Mitra
> Bay Shore
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: RE: Sad News for the NY Birding Community
> From:
> Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 13:46:48 -0500
> X-Message-Number: 6
>
> Thanks, Shai, very sorry to hear. Rick
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bounce-125314520-3714678@list.cornell.edu
> On Behalf Of Shaibal Mitra
> Sent: Monday, January 18, 2021 1:43 PM
> To: NYSBIRDS (NYSBIRDS-L@cornell.edu)
> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Sad News for the NY Birding Community
>
> Seymour (Sy) Schiff passed away on Thursday, January 14, at the age of 93.
> I
> learned this from his dear friend Joe Giunta, who had been in touch with Sy
> regularly and made inquiries when he couldn't be reached. I understand that
> a service has already been held, but I will discuss with Joe how we birders
> might join in honoring him.
>
> From his years writing the Kingbird seasonal reports for New York City and
> Long Island, to his gentlemanly and erudite omnipresence around Jones
> Beach,
> to his more wide-ranging birding adventures later in life in Joe's company,
> Sy touched New York's birding community deeply. He will be missed deeply by
> many, many people.
>
> I know that Sy saw at least 402 species of birds in New York State, and
> just
> this morning I was thinking of encouraging and helping him to try for the
> Spotted Towhee, very near his home in Baldwin. That will never happen, but
> I
> will spend some time tonight with my memories of many birds I saw with Sy.
>
> Shai Mitra
> Bay Shore
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>
> Subject: RE: Odd gull
> From:
> Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 15:47:07 -0500
> X-Message-Number: 7
>
> Look at follow-up link:
> https://rbc-pix.smugmug.com/Na...
>
>
>
> From: Shane Blodgett
> Sent: Monday, January 18, 2021 3:27 PM
> To: rcech@nyc.rr.com
> Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Odd gull
>
>
>
> Never mind. My email just updated and I got your second message.
> Definitely looks like a Nelson’s to me.
>
>
>
> Shane
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>
>
>
>
> On Jan 18, 2021, at 3:25 PM, Shane Blodgett > wrote:
>
> ?Rick-
>
>
>
> I get a “Page Not Found”message on your Smug Mug link.
>
>
>
> Regards,
>
> Shane Blodgett
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>
>
>
>
> On Jan 18, 2021, at 10:09 AM, rcech@nyc.rr.com
> wrote:
>
> ?
>
> Emily and I had an odd, large gull at Pier 4 (Ferry pier) in Brooklyn
> yesterday afternoon.
>
>
>
> A noticeably large gull, white-winged lineage, but unusual level and
> arrangement of darkish tones on primaries. Got a few grab shots before it
> left the area.
>
>
>
> I’m a little rusty on my larids (and have looked at way too many early
> cycle gull variations this winter to be sure of anything anymore), but is
> this a Nelson Gull (Herring x Glaucous hybrid)? Didn’t look right for
> Kumlien’s but others may diosagree.
>
>
>
> Rick Cech
>
>
>
> https://rbc-pix.smugmug.com/Od...
>
>
>
> Web site on Nelson:
>
> http://larusology.blogspot.com...
>
>
>
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> Subject: Re: Sad News for the NY Birding Community
> From: Fred Baumgarten
> Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 16:42:33 -0500
> X-Message-Number: 8
>
> Very much a part of my birding education on Southern Nassau CBCs. If memory
> serves me correctly, I got my life Fox Sparrow in his backyard. Condolences
> to his friends and family.
>
> --Fred--
>
> Fred Baumgarten
> Haydenville, MA
> 860-671-0168
> fredbee.eater@gmail.com
> Pronouns: He/him
>
>
> On Mon, Jan 18, 2021 at 1:47 PM wrote:
>
> > Thanks, Shai, very sorry to hear. Rick
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: bounce-125314520-3714678@list.cornell.edu
> > On Behalf Of Shaibal Mitra
> > Sent: Monday, January 18, 2021 1:43 PM
> > To: NYSBIRDS (NYSBIRDS-L@cornell.edu)
> > Subject: [nysbirds-l] Sad News for the NY Birding Community
> >
> > Seymour (Sy) Schiff passed away on Thursday, January 14, at the age of
> 93.
> > I
> > learned this from his dear friend Joe Giunta, who had been in touch with
> Sy
> > regularly and made inquiries when he couldn't be reached. I understand
> that
> > a service has already been held, but I will discuss with Joe how we
> birders
> > might join in honoring him.
> >
> > From his years writing the Kingbird seasonal reports for New York City
> and
> > Long Island, to his gentlemanly and erudite omnipresence around Jones
> > Beach,
> > to his more wide-ranging birding adventures later in life in Joe's
> company,
> > Sy touched New York's birding community deeply. He will be missed deeply
> by
> > many, many people.
> >
> > I know that Sy saw at least 402 species of birds in New York State, and
> > just
> > this morning I was thinking of encouraging and helping him to try for the
> > Spotted Towhee, very near his home in Baldwin. That will never happen,
> but
> > I
> > will spend some time tonight with my memories of many birds I saw with
> Sy.
> >
> > Shai Mitra
> > Bay Shore
> > --
> >
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> Subject: Gr. W.-fr. Goose, W. Tanager, Manhattan, NYC 1/18
> From: Thomas Fiore
> Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 14:51:22 -0500
> X-Message-Number: 9
>
> On the passing of Sy Schiff of Baldwin (Long Island, NY) at 93, a flood of
> memories: especially from longer-ago days when I birded central Long Island
> shores much more regularly and so often encountered Sy, with his easy-going
> but always-helpful manner. Many were times he may have simply said “it
> might be worth checking at the 3rd jetty”, or “It will show, if you’re
> patient” and other such quietly offered words of advice; I certainly added
> to my life, New York, and Long Island bird lists with his able assistance,
> and had a sense of someone who really enjoyed what he was out in the field
> for. Thanks to Shaibal Mitra for letting us know, sad news but also of a
> long and productive life. Condolences to his family and friends.
>
> …
> Of New York birding & birds, what a fantastic find by Linda Scrima on
> January 16th, & happily re-found by (ultimately, many) others and her on
> Sunday, 1/17 in the Black Dirt region of Orange County NY - that
> Ferruginous Hawk is apparently the eastern-most documented record (records
> from Kentucky & Virginia are rather farther-westerly); a very rare sight
> anywhere remotely that far east; it seems that scores & scores of birders
> eventually connected with it (at various nearby locations), on Sunday.
>
> …
> Monday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 1/18 -
>
> In Manhattan, N.Y. County (N.Y. City), a Greater White-fronted Goose was
> continuing at the Central Park reservoir. Over at Carl Schurz Park, a
> Western Tanager as well as Orange-crowned Warbler each continued - as many
> including me have found, that warbler sometimes ‘hiding’ in the fenced (&
> off-limits) Gracie mansion shrubberies and grounds at the northern edges of
> Carl Schurz Park, which is off of East End Ave. & runs from E. 84th - 90th
> Streets. Of local interest, a Baltimore Oriole was well-photographed in
> upper Manhattan on Friday, 1/15. There are still many, many lingering
> species into this second half of January in N.Y. County.
>
> --
> Tom Fiore,
> manhattan
>
>
>
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Re: Sad News for the NY Birding Community
> From: Andrew Baksh
> Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 17:37:28 -0500
> X-Message-Number: 10
>
> ?
> ?This is a tough loss especially for folks who were close to Sy. I spoke
> to his dear and loyal friend Joe Giunta today and he is taking this very
> hard.
>
> Coincidentally, I had spoken to Joe on the 7th, as I was curious to know
> if Sy had seen the other SNCBC (Southern Nassau Christmas Bird Count)
> Spotted Towhee record which was in 1956. Joe did follow up for me with a
> phone call to Sy but sadly never heard back from him.
>
> If I am right, I think Sy was a member of the Jones Beach Boys. While I
> did not roll with them, I was always impressed with the camaraderie and
> closeness of the group consisting of Sy, Joe Giunta, Sam Janazzo and Pat
> Jones (forgive me if I am missing any others). I had the privilege of doing
> one of my early Adirondack trips as a birding rookie with the group and it
> was a trip filled with lots of laughter and good birds, many of them
> lifers. If Sam Janazzo reads this he will likely chuckle at the memories.
>
> My heartfelt condolences to Sy’s family and friends. I will be thinking of
> him this evening and remembering his gentleman behavior. The man known to
> many as “the Dean” will be sincerely missed for his soft mannerism and his
> ability to wax philosophically about practically anything.
>
> As I have said before on this list serve. We are in some tough times and
> contact is important for a lot of people. Reach out and check in on people
> that you know.
>
> Cheers,
> --------
> “Tenderness and Kindness are not signs of weakness and despair but
> manifestations of strength and resolution” ~ Khalil Gibran
>
> "I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the
> ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own
> abhorrence." ~ Frederick Douglass
>
> ? Swift as the wind
> ? Quiet as the forest
> ? Conquer like the fire
> ? Steady as the mountain
> Sun Tzu The Art of War
>
> > (\__/)
> > (= '.'=)
> > (") _ (")
> > Sent from somewhere in the field using my mobile device!
>
> Andrew Baksh
> www.birdingdude.blogspot.com
>
> > On Jan 18, 2021, at 1:47 PM, rcech@nyc.rr.com wrote:
> > ?Thanks, Shai, very sorry to hear. Rick
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: bounce-125314520-3714678@list.cornell.edu
> > On Behalf Of Shaibal Mitra
> > Sent: Monday, January 18, 2021 1:43 PM
> > To: NYSBIRDS (NYSBIRDS-L@cornell.edu)
> > Subject: [nysbirds-l] Sad News for the NY Birding Community
> >
> > Seymour (Sy) Schiff passed away on Thursday, January 14, at the age of
> 93. I
> > learned this from his dear friend Joe Giunta, who had been in touch with
> Sy
> > regularly and made inquiries when he couldn't be reached. I understand
> that
> > a service has already been held, but I will discuss with Joe how we
> birders
> > might join in honoring him.
> >
> > From his years writing the Kingbird seasonal reports for New York City
> and
> > Long Island, to his gentlemanly and erudite omnipresence around Jones
> Beach,
> > to his more wide-ranging birding adventures later in life in Joe's
> company,
> > Sy touched New York's birding community deeply. He will be missed deeply
> by
> > many, many people.
> >
> > I know that Sy saw at least 402 species of birds in New York State, and
> just
> > this morning I was thinking of encouraging and helping him to try for the
> > Spotted Towhee, very near his home in Baldwin. That will never happen,
> but I
> > will spend some time tonight with my memories of many birds I saw with
> Sy.
> >
> > Shai Mitra
> > Bay Shore
> > --
> >
> > NYSbirds-L List Info:
> > http://www.NortheastBirding.co...
> > http://www.NortheastBirding.co...
> > http://www.NortheastBirding.co...
> >
> > ARCHIVES:
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> Subject: Re: Scope - Celery Road
> From: "Steve Walter"
> Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 18:08:39 -0500
> X-Message-Number: 11
>
> I guess I need to ask. Did this scope get to see the Ferruginous Hawk
> today?
> How about binoculars? Eyes?
>
>
>
>
>
> Steve Walter
>
>
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Re: Sad News for the NY Birding Community
> From: "Steve Walter"
> Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 18:23:31 -0500
> X-Message-Number: 12
>
> That's the Jones Beach Boys that Andrew knew. But I started birding Jones
> Beach around 1982 or so. Sy was one of the first birders I knew (and he was
> always happy to chat and teach). The rest of the Jones Beach group then
> included Al Wollin, Neil Ward, Stephen Dempsey, Manny Levine, and Matt
> Bayer. Sy was the last of that troop.
>
>
>
> One little story that I have. A few years ago, I ran across Sy at Point
> Lookout. He asked me about whether I had seen any Purple Sandpipers. I said
> yes, but you have to go out on the jetty to be able to see them. To that,
> he
> replied that "five years ago I would have done that". He was 85 when he
> said
> that. We should all be as spry as Sy at 80 . 85 . even 90. He will be
> missed.
>
>
>
> Steve Walter
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: syracuse area RBA
> From: Joseph Brin
> Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 23:28:04 +0000 (UTC)
> X-Message-Number: 13
>
>
> RBA
>
>
>
> * New York
>
> * Syracuse
>
> * January 18, 2021
>
> * NYSY 01. 18. 21
>
>
>
> Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
>
> Dates(s):
>
> January 11 to January 18, 2021
>
> 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: January 18 AT 4:30 p.m. (EDT)
>
> compiler: Joseph Brin
>
> Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
>
>
>
>
>
> #735
>
> Monday January 18, 2021
>
>
>
> Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of
>
> January 11, 2020
>
>
>
> Highlights:
>
> -----------
>
>
>
>
> CACKLING GOOSE
>
> GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
>
> WOOD DUCK
>
> TURKEY VULTURE
>
> PEREGRINE FALCON
>
> NORTHERN GOSHAWK
>
> KILLDEER
>
> SANDHILL CRANE
>
> ICELAND GULL
>
> LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
>
> GLAUCOUS GULL
>
> SNOWY OWL
>
> RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD
>
> BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER
>
> NORTHERN SHRIKE
>
> HERMIT THRUSH
>
> GRAY CATBIRD
>
> WINTER WREN
>
> RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET
>
> YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER
>
> ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK
>
> COMMOM GRACKLE
>
> EVENING GROSBEAK
>
> PINE GROSBEAK
>
> WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW
>
> RED-CROSSBILL
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex
> (MWC)
>
> ------------
>
>
>
>
> 1/14: 12 SANDHILL CRANES were seen from Carncross Road.
>
> 1/15: A WINTER WREN was seen on the Esker Brook Trail
>
> 1/16: 2 YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS were seen at Howland Island.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Onondaga County
>
> ------------
>
>
>
>
> The RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD on Doyle Road east of Baldwinsville continued
> up to yesterday. No word yet today.
>
> 1/13: A WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW continues in the Marshy Spits area on
> Onondaga Lake south of the Honeywell Center. It was relocated on the 17th.
> also. A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at the Inner Harbor south of
> Onondaga Lake.
>
> 1/14: 16 RED CROSSBILLS were seen on Shakham Road in the Morgan Hill
> state Forest.
>
> 1/15: A CACKLING GOOSE was seen at the Andrews Road feeder Canal in
> Dewitt. A female SURF SCOTER was seen at the Creek walk at the south end of
> Onondaga Lake.
>
> 1/16: 3 WOOD DUCKS were seen at the Inner Harbor. NORTHERN SHRIKES
> were seen at the Marshy spits of Onondaga Lake and on Van Buren Road in
> Baldwinsville.
>
> 1/17: A RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET was seen at the Marshy Spits on Onondaga
> Lake. A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was seen at the north end of
> Skaneateles lake in Skaneateles. 9 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen on Shakham
> Road in the Morgan Hill State Forest. A second year GLOUCOUS GULL was seen
> in the Seneca River in Baldwinsville from Marble Island. An ICELAND GULL
> was seen on Vincent Corners Road north of Fabius.
>
> 1/18: A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was seen at the Orchard Vali Golf
> Course on Rt. 20 near LaFayette. A CACKLING GOOSE was seen at the north end
> of Skaneateles Lake from the Village Park. 26 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen
> on Shakham Road in the Morgan Hill State Forest.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Oswego County
>
> ------------
>
>
>
>
> 1/13: An EVENING GROSBEAK was seen on Stone Hill Road near
> Williamstown.
>
> 1/14: A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was photographed chasing a Mourning Dove on
> Hinman Road north of Pulaski. A HERMIT THRUSH was seen on East Seneca
> street in Oswego. A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen in Oswego harbor.
>
> 1/15: A ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK continues at a feeder on Clark Road in
> Oswego.
>
> 1/16: A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen on Hinman Road north of Oswego.
>
> 1/18: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at the Phoenix Dam and
> Lock. An ICELAND GULL was seen at Indian Point on the Oswego River north of
> Fulton.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Madison County
>
> ------------
>
>
>
>
> 1/14: 3 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen on Earlville Road in Poolville.
>
> 1/17: A PINE GROSBEAK was seen on Erieville Road south of Erieville.
> A NORTHERN SHRIKE and a SNOWY OWL were seen on Bellinger Road near the
> Fenner wind Farm south of Canastota.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Oneida County
>
> ------------
>
>
>
>
> 1/13: 2 KILLDEER were seen in a wet area on Clinton Street in Rome.
>
> 1/15: 2 TURKEY VULTURES were seen in Waterville. A GRAY CATBIRD was
> seen near the Sangertown Mall in Utica.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Herkimer County
>
> ------------
>
>
>
>
> PINE GROSBEAKS and EVENING GROSBEAKS continue regularly at a
> residence in Salisbury Corners north of Dolgeville.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ----End Report
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Joseph Brin
>
> Baldwinsville NY
>
> Region 5
>
>
>
>
>
>
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Subject: syracuse area RBA
Date: Mon Jan 18 2021 23:28 pm
From: brinjoseph AT yahoo.com
 
RBA

 

*  New York

*  Syracuse

* January 18, 2021

*  NYSY  01. 18. 21

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):

January 11 to January 18, 2021

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: January 18 AT 4:30 p.m. (EDT)

compiler: Joseph Brin

Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org

 

 

#735 

Monday January 18, 2021

 

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

January 11, 2020

 

Highlights:

-----------




CACKLING GOOSE 

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE

WOOD DUCK

TURKEY VULTURE

PEREGRINE FALCON

NORTHERN GOSHAWK

KILLDEER

SANDHILL CRANE

ICELAND GULL

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

GLAUCOUS GULL

SNOWY OWL

RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD

BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER

NORTHERN SHRIKE

HERMIT THRUSH

GRAY CATBIRD

WINTER WREN

RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET

YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER

ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK

COMMOM GRACKLE

EVENING GROSBEAK

PINE GROSBEAK

WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW

RED-CROSSBILL










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

------------ 




     1/14: 12 SANDHILL CRANES were seen from Carncross Road.

     1/15: A WINTER WREN was seen on the Esker Brook Trail

     1/16: 2 YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS were seen at Howland Island.







Onondaga County

------------




     The RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD on Doyle Road east of Baldwinsville continued up to yesterday. No word yet today.

     1/13: A WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW continues in the Marshy Spits area on Onondaga Lake south of the Honeywell Center. It was relocated on the 17th. also. A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at the Inner Harbor south of Onondaga Lake.

     1/14: 16 RED CROSSBILLS were seen on Shakham Road in the Morgan Hill state Forest.

     1/15: A CACKLING GOOSE was seen at the Andrews Road feeder Canal in Dewitt. A female SURF SCOTER was seen at the Creek walk at the south end of Onondaga Lake.

     1/16: 3 WOOD DUCKS were seen at the Inner Harbor. NORTHERN SHRIKES were seen at the Marshy spits of Onondaga Lake and on Van Buren Road in Baldwinsville.

     1/17: A RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET was seen at the Marshy Spits on Onondaga Lake. A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was seen at the north end of Skaneateles lake in Skaneateles. 9 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen on Shakham Road in the Morgan Hill State Forest. A second year GLOUCOUS GULL was seen in the Seneca River in Baldwinsville from Marble Island. An ICELAND GULL was seen on Vincent Corners Road north of Fabius.

     1/18: A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was seen at the Orchard Vali Golf Course on Rt. 20 near LaFayette. A CACKLING GOOSE was seen at the north end of Skaneateles Lake from the Village Park. 26 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen on Shakham Road in the Morgan Hill State Forest.







Oswego County

------------




     1/13: An EVENING GROSBEAK was seen on Stone Hill Road near Williamstown.

     1/14: A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was photographed chasing a Mourning Dove on Hinman Road north of Pulaski. A HERMIT THRUSH was seen on East Seneca street in Oswego. A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen in Oswego harbor. 

     1/15: A ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK continues at a feeder on Clark Road in Oswego.

     1/16: A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen on Hinman Road north of Oswego.

     1/18: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at the Phoenix Dam and Lock. An ICELAND GULL was seen at Indian Point on the Oswego River north of Fulton.







Madison County

------------




     1/14: 3 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen on Earlville Road in Poolville.

     1/17: A PINE GROSBEAK was seen on Erieville Road south of Erieville. A NORTHERN SHRIKE and a SNOWY OWL were seen on Bellinger Road near the Fenner wind Farm south of Canastota.







Oneida County

------------




     1/13: 2 KILLDEER were seen in a wet area on Clinton Street in Rome. 

     1/15: 2 TURKEY VULTURES were seen in Waterville. A GRAY CATBIRD was seen near the Sangertown Mall in Utica.







Herkimer County

------------




     PINE GROSBEAKS and EVENING GROSBEAKS continue regularly at a residence in Salisbury Corners north of Dolgeville.




    







----End Report







Joseph Brin

Baldwinsville NY

Region 5



   
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Subject: Sad News for the NY Birding Community
Date: Mon Jan 18 2021 23:24 pm
From: swalter15 AT verizon.net
 
That's the Jones Beach Boys that Andrew knew. But I started birding Jones
Beach around 1982 or so. Sy was one of the first birders I knew (and he was
always happy to chat and teach). The rest of the Jones Beach group then
included Al Wollin, Neil Ward, Stephen Dempsey, Manny Levine, and Matt
Bayer. Sy was the last of that troop.



One little story that I have. A few years ago, I ran across Sy at Point
Lookout. He asked me about whether I had seen any Purple Sandpipers. I said
yes, but you have to go out on the jetty to be able to see them. To that, he
replied that "five years ago I would have done that". He was 85 when he said
that. We should all be as spry as Sy at 80 . 85 . even 90. He will be
missed.



Steve Walter


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Subject: Scope - Celery Road
Date: Mon Jan 18 2021 23:09 pm
From: swalter15 AT verizon.net
 
I guess I need to ask. Did this scope get to see the Ferruginous Hawk today?
How about binoculars? Eyes?





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Subject: Gr. W.-fr. Goose, W. Tanager, Manhattan, NYC 1/18
Date: Mon Jan 18 2021 21:54 pm
From: tomfi2 AT earthlink.net
 
On the passing of Sy Schiff of Baldwin (Long Island, NY) at 93, a flood of memories: especially from longer-ago days when I birded central Long Island shores much more regularly and so often encountered Sy, with his easy-going but always-helpful manner. Many were times he may have simply said “it might be worth checking at the 3rd jetty”, or “It will show, if you’re patient” and other such quietly offered words of advice; I certainly added to my life, New York, and Long Island bird lists with his able assistance, and had a sense of someone who really enjoyed what he was out in the field for. Thanks to Shaibal Mitra for letting us know, sad news but also of a long and productive life. Condolences to his family and friends.


Of New York birding & birds, what a fantastic find by Linda Scrima on January 16th, & happily re-found by (ultimately, many) others and her on Sunday, 1/17 in the Black Dirt region of Orange County NY - that Ferruginous Hawk is apparently the eastern-most documented record (records from Kentucky & Virginia are rather farther-westerly); a very rare sight anywhere remotely that far east; it seems that scores & scores of birders eventually connected with it (at various nearby locations), on Sunday.


Monday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 1/18 -

In Manhattan, N.Y. County (N.Y. City), a Greater White-fronted Goose was continuing at the Central Park reservoir. Over at Carl Schurz Park, a Western Tanager as well as Orange-crowned Warbler each continued - as many including me have found, that warbler sometimes ‘hiding’ in the fenced (& off-limits) Gracie mansion shrubberies and grounds at the northern edges of Carl Schurz Park, which is off of East End Ave. & runs from E. 84th - 90th Streets. Of local interest, a Baltimore Oriole was well-photographed in upper Manhattan on Friday, 1/15. There are still many, many lingering species into this second half of January in N.Y. County.

--
Tom Fiore,
manhattan





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Subject: Sad News for the NY Birding Community
Date: Mon Jan 18 2021 21:43 pm
From: fredbee.eater AT gmail.com
 
Very much a part of my birding education on Southern Nassau CBCs. If memory
serves me correctly, I got my life Fox Sparrow in his backyard. Condolences
to his friends and family.

--Fred--

Fred Baumgarten
Haydenville, MA
860-671-0168
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On Mon, Jan 18, 2021 at 1:47 PM wrote:

> Thanks, Shai, very sorry to hear. Rick
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bounce-125314520-3714678@list.cornell.edu
> On Behalf Of Shaibal Mitra
> Sent: Monday, January 18, 2021 1:43 PM
> To: NYSBIRDS (NYSBIRDS-L@cornell.edu)
> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Sad News for the NY Birding Community
>
> Seymour (Sy) Schiff passed away on Thursday, January 14, at the age of 93.
> I
> learned this from his dear friend Joe Giunta, who had been in touch with Sy
> regularly and made inquiries when he couldn't be reached. I understand that
> a service has already been held, but I will discuss with Joe how we birders
> might join in honoring him.
>
> From his years writing the Kingbird seasonal reports for New York City and
> Long Island, to his gentlemanly and erudite omnipresence around Jones
> Beach,
> to his more wide-ranging birding adventures later in life in Joe's company,
> Sy touched New York's birding community deeply. He will be missed deeply by
> many, many people.
>
> I know that Sy saw at least 402 species of birds in New York State, and
> just
> this morning I was thinking of encouraging and helping him to try for the
> Spotted Towhee, very near his home in Baldwin. That will never happen, but
> I
> will spend some time tonight with my memories of many birds I saw with Sy.
>
> Shai Mitra
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Subject: Odd gull
Date: Mon Jan 18 2021 20:50 pm
From: rcech AT nyc.rr.com
 
Look at follow-up link:  https://rbc-pix.smugmug.com/Na...



From: Shane Blodgett
Sent: Monday, January 18, 2021 3:27 PM
To: rcech@nyc.rr.com
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Odd gull



Never mind. My email just updated and I got your second message. Definitely looks like a Nelson’s to me.



Shane

Sent from my iPhone





On Jan 18, 2021, at 3:25 PM, Shane Blodgett > wrote:

?Rick-



I get a “Page Not Found”message on your Smug Mug link.



Regards,

Shane Blodgett

Sent from my iPhone





On Jan 18, 2021, at 10:09 AM, rcech@nyc.rr.com wrote:

?

Emily and I had an odd, large gull at Pier 4 (Ferry pier) in Brooklyn yesterday afternoon.



A noticeably large gull, white-winged lineage, but unusual level and arrangement of darkish tones on primaries. Got a few grab shots before it left the area.



I’m a little rusty on my larids (and have looked at way too many early cycle gull variations this winter to be sure of anything anymore), but is this a Nelson Gull (Herring x Glaucous hybrid)? Didn’t look right for Kumlien’s but others may diosagree.



Rick Cech



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Subject: Sad News for the NY Birding Community
Date: Mon Jan 18 2021 18:47 pm
From: rcech AT nyc.rr.com
 
Thanks, Shai, very sorry to hear.  Rick

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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Sad News for the NY Birding Community

Seymour (Sy) Schiff passed away on Thursday, January 14, at the age of 93. I
learned this from his dear friend Joe Giunta, who had been in touch with Sy
regularly and made inquiries when he couldn't be reached. I understand that
a service has already been held, but I will discuss with Joe how we birders
might join in honoring him.

From his years writing the Kingbird seasonal reports for New York City and
Long Island, to his gentlemanly and erudite omnipresence around Jones Beach,
to his more wide-ranging birding adventures later in life in Joe's company,
Sy touched New York's birding community deeply. He will be missed deeply by
many, many people.

I know that Sy saw at least 402 species of birds in New York State, and just
this morning I was thinking of encouraging and helping him to try for the
Spotted Towhee, very near his home in Baldwin. That will never happen, but I
will spend some time tonight with my memories of many birds I saw with Sy.

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Subject: Sad News for the NY Birding Community
Date: Mon Jan 18 2021 18:43 pm
From: Shaibal.Mitra AT csi.cuny.edu
 
Seymour (Sy) Schiff passed away on Thursday, January 14, at the age of 93. I learned this from his dear friend Joe Giunta, who had been in touch with Sy regularly and made inquiries when he couldn?t be reached. I understand that a service has already been held, but I will discuss with Joe how we birders might join in honoring him. 

From his years writing the Kingbird seasonal reports for New York City and Long Island, to his gentlemanly and erudite omnipresence around Jones Beach, to his more wide-ranging birding adventures later in life in Joe?s company, Sy touched New York?s birding community deeply. He will be missed deeply by many, many people.

I know that Sy saw at least 402 species of birds in New York State, and just this morning I was thinking of encouraging and helping him to try for the Spotted Towhee, very near his home in Baldwin. That will never happen, but I will spend some time tonight with my memories of many birds I saw with Sy.

Shai Mitra
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Subject: Odd gull
Date: Mon Jan 18 2021 17:36 pm
From: rcech AT nyc.rr.com
 
Sorry, I moved the galley and the link didn't come along.



Here is: https://rbc-pix.smugmug.com/Na...



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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Odd gull



Emily and I had an odd, large gull at Pier 4 (Ferry pier) in Brooklyn
yesterday afternoon.



A noticeably large gull, white-winged lineage, but unusual level and
arrangement of darkish tones on primaries. Got a few grab shots before it
left the area.



I'm a little rusty on my larids (and have looked at way too many early cycle
gull variations this winter to be sure of anything anymore), but is this a
Nelson Gull (Herring x Glaucous hybrid)? Didn't look right for Kumlien's but
others may diosagree.



Rick Cech



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Subject: Odd gull
Date: Mon Jan 18 2021 15:09 pm
From: rcech AT nyc.rr.com
 
Emily and I had an odd, large gull at Pier 4 (Ferry pier) in Brooklyn
yesterday afternoon.



A noticeably large gull, white-winged lineage, but unusual level and
arrangement of darkish tones on primaries. Got a few grab shots before it
left the area.



I'm a little rusty on my larids (and have looked at way too many early cycle
gull variations this winter to be sure of anything anymore), but is this a
Nelson Gull (Herring x Glaucous hybrid)? Didn't look right for Kumlien's but
others may diosagree.



Rick Cech



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Subject: Scope - Celery Road
Date: Mon Jan 18 2021 13:41 pm
From: 10000birdsblogger AT gmail.com
 
It was claimed.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jan 18, 2021, at 8:38 AM, Richard Guthrie wrote:
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> Info posted on local group page I’ll try to get more info
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Subject: Scope - Celery Road
Date: Mon Jan 18 2021 13:38 pm
From: richardpguthrie AT gmail.com
 
Report of a scope left behind on Celery Road 

Info posted on local group page I’ll try to get more info

Rich Guthrie

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Subject: Virtual Presentation, Tue. 1/19, Brooklyn Bird Club
Date: Mon Jan 18 2021 2:04 am
From: plummer.jen AT gmail.com
 
*Please join us for:*
*The Grassland Bird Trust with Laurie LaFond & Paloma Spina*
*January 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm*

*Via Zoom, Registration required. Please register here:*
*https://zoom.us/meeting/regist...
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Grasslands are the fastest disappearing habitat in the U.S. and grassland
birds are disappearing right along with their habitats. We have lost 700
million grassland birds in the U.S. and Canada over the last 50 years.
Short-eared owls, Northern harriers, Upland sandpipers, Eastern
meadowlarks, and other iconic bird species are vanishing from rural
landscapes at an alarming rate. Learn about these amazing grassland birds
and find out more about what Grassland Bird Trust (GBT) is doing to reverse
that trend!

GBT has conserved or helped conserve over 250 acres of critical habitat in
upstate New York. Learn about their work with renewable energy companies on
innovative new projects to conserve more land. GBT is also spearheading
regional efforts to form a grassland coalition that will greatly increase
the scale and pace of grassland bird conservation across the eastern U.S.

Join us and discover how you can be a part of this pivotal conservation
movement!

*Laurie LaFond*

Laurie LaFond is the founder and Executive Director of Grassland Bird Trust
(formerly Friends of the IBA). She has led GBT’s growth into a respected
land trust conserving critical habitat for endangered, threatened, and
rapidly declining grassland birds. Laurie initiated and co-leads GBT’s
efforts to build regional and national coalitions that will vastly increase
the pace and scale of grassland bird conservation across the U.S. She is
also developing innovative partnerships with renewable energy companies to
conserve more land, fund stewardship and minimize impact on grassland
birds. LaFond holds a B.S. in Non-Profit Administration and an A.A. in
Communications. She has extensive experience in organizational development,
fundraising, community development, and grassland bird conservation.

*Paloma Spina*

Paloma Spina, Board Member and Coalition Co-Coordinator for GBT, is an
environmental engineer currently working for Anchor QEA, a consulting firm
specializing in environmental remediation. She started developing a passion
for habitat restoration when working on a conservation project in the cloud
forest of Honduras. Paloma regularly works on a variety of fundraising and
development projects for GBT. She is passionate about the organization’s
mission and is highly invested in building a grassland coalition with GBT’s
Executive Director Laurie LaFond and other partners. Ms. Spina holds a B.S.
in Environmental Engineering and a B.S. in Earth Science from Cornell
University.
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Subject: Ferruginous Hawk
Date: Sun Jan 17 2021 23:37 pm
From: ablock22168 AT yahoo.com
 
In case anyone is interested the Ferruginous Hawk up in Orange Co. in New Hampton area was last seen around 3pm or so along Celery Ave. and soon after on Onion Rd.  At least that's when I was there and it was seen.
Andrew
Andrew v. F. Block
Consulting Naturalist
20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3
Yonkers, Westchester Co., New York 10705-4780 www.flickr.com/photos/conuropsis/albums
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Subject: Central Park NYC, Sunday Jan. 17, 2021 - Greater White-fronted Goose & Wintering Raptors
Date: Sun Jan 17 2021 19:50 pm
From: dallenyc AT earthlink.net
 
Central Park NYC
Sunday Jan. 17, 2021
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.

Highlights: Greater White-fronted Goose, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, Barred Owl, Common Raven, Rusty Blackbird.

Greater White-fronted Goose - 1 s. side Reservoir between Gate House & Fountain
Canada Goose - 320
Northern Shoveler - 44
Mallard - 184
Bufflehead - 5
Hooded Merganser - 1 Reservoir (Sandra Critelli)
Ruddy Duck - 89
Ring-billed and Herring Gulls - 85
Great Black-backed Gull - 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk - adult female flyover Boathouse (Bob - early)
Cooper's Hawk - 1 near Evodia Field feeders
Red-tailed Hawk - 4
Barred Owl - 2 continue
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 4
Downy Woodpecker - 3
Blue Jay - 10-15
Common Raven pair over Deegan Expy & 138th Street bet. Bronx & NY Counties (Bob & Deb - early)
Black-capped Chickadee - 7
Tufted Titmouse - 25
Red-breasted Nuthatch - Evodia Field feeders
Hermit Thrush - near Boathouse Cafe (Barbara Green)
American Robin - 10
House Finch - 13
American Goldfinch - 2 Evodia Field feeders
White-throated Sparrow - 50
Rusty Blackbird - 2 Chez Armando (top of the Oven)
Northern Cardinal - 4

In addition, David Barrett reported a Common Loon and first-cycle plumage Iceland Gull on the Reservoir via the twitter Manhattan Bird Alert @BirdCentralPark

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Subject: BROWN PELICAN
Date: Sun Jan 17 2021 19:16 pm
From: patrickhoran AT optonline.net
 
My friend Bobby just called me and said he had the brown pelican off two tree island in pehlam bay park.he doesn't ebird or subscribe to the listserve so im posting for him.last view of it was 20 minutes ago and it was chased off Danny hat island by a great blue heron.heading towards the lagoon area.there are rocks that aren't submerged in high tide.so limited but available areas it may possibly be on.good luck.Sent from my Galaxy
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Subject: Ferruginous Hawk on Celery Avenue New Hampton
Date: Sun Jan 17 2021 14:36 pm
From: gbensonny AT gmail.com
 
Ferruginous Hawk being seen on Celery Avenue New Hampton NY.  Off county
route 37. Also known as Maple Avenue.

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Subject: Ferruginous Hawk on Celery Avenue New Hampton
Date: Sun Jan 17 2021 14:36 pm
From: gbensonny AT gmail.com
 
Ferruginous Hawk being seen on Celery Avenue New Hampton NY.  Off county
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Subject: extralimital (CT) Ross’s GULL; Manhattan NYC Brown Pelican & more, Sat., 1/16
Date: Sun Jan 17 2021 10:04 am
From: tomfi2 AT earthlink.net
 
Saturday, Jan. 16th:

Extralimital to NYS, a Ross’s Gull was seen by perhaps 200+ observers at Hammonassett State Park near Madison, Connecticut on Saturday; some reports & photo-links have appeared in the CT-Birds list-serve. An eBird report from the finder of the Ross’s Gull is here (with photos): https://ebird.org/checklist/S7...

...
In New York County, the least-expected sighting was of a Brown Pelican, which had also flown farther up and down river north of Manhattan, seen and closely photographed from Inwood, and Inwood Hill Park in particular with the pix added to a report thanks to N. O’Reilly: https://ebird.org/checklist/S7... - and thanks also due all others who kept up with this most unusual sighting. A prior photo-documented sighting of Brown Pelican for N.Y. County waters was made on Dec. 11, 2019, & is also archived in eBird. Additionally there is an accepted sight record from Manhattan for June 28, 2019 for that species.

An interesting addition seemingly not noted by most others observing the lingering Greater White-fronted Goose at the Central Park reservoir on 1/16 was a description of its calls, heard by Peter W. Post; also found & photographed by Peter at the reservoir was a female-plumaged Common Merganser, with a record photo of his added in to U. Mitra’s eBird report from reservoir-birding. Additionally, a young Iceland Gull was again seen & photographed on the Central Park reservoir for Saturday.

Over at Carl Schurz Park on Manhattan’s Far East side, off East End Ave., 84th-90th Streets, the long-staying Western Tanager remained, and an Orange-crowned Warbler continued as well, the warbler favoring the grounds & vicinity of Gracie mansion (which is fenced and Off-Limits to the public) near the n. end of Carl Schurz Park.

Many other species have also lingered all around N.Y. County in the relatively mild January weather thus far. Thanks to all finding some of these many birds and reporting sightings.

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Subject: Jones Beach West End Dovekies
Date: Sat Jan 16 2021 22:20 pm
From: akmirth AT aol.com
 
We saw a total of nine Dovekies from the West End jetty at Jones Beach today between 2:00 and 2:30. All were flying in the direction from the channel towards the ocean or to Point Lookout. Two landed close to the jetty providing pretty neat views.
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Subject: Brown Pelican Update (Westchester)
Date: Sat Jan 16 2021 18:56 pm
From: dechernack AT gmail.com
 
Pardon me, the Pelican was hugging the EASTERN side (Westchester) of the
river. Feeling very directionally challenged today.

On Sat, Jan 16, 2021, 1:54 PM David Chernack wrote:

> Bird was just resighted by Sandra Wright and myself at the Yonkers Ferry
> Terminal flying south very close to the western side of the river. Last
> seen at 1:43pm.
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>> Irvington Boat Club. This was 10 minutes ago.
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Subject: Brown Pelican Update (Westchester)
Date: Sat Jan 16 2021 18:55 pm
From: dechernack AT gmail.com
 
Bird was just resighted by Sandra Wright and myself at the Yonkers Ferry
Terminal flying south very close to the western side of the river. Last
seen at 1:43pm.

On Sat, Jan 16, 2021, 1:04 PM Gail Benson wrote:

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Subject: Greater White-fronted Goose, Reservoir, Central Park, NYC
Date: Sat Jan 16 2021 18:26 pm
From: dallenyc AT earthlink.net
 
Greater White-fronted Goose, Reservoir, Central Park, NYC

The Greater White-fronted Goose was again on the Reservoir (east side) this morning as reported by Wolfgang Demisch @netudiant on twitter, later moving to the Reservoir's west side as reported by Dom Ricci @dominicaricci

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For this and other New York County bird reports on twitter @BirdCentralPark maintained by David Barrett.

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Subject: Brown Pelican Update (Westchester)
Date: Sat Jan 16 2021 18:04 pm
From: gbensonny AT gmail.com
 
The Brown Pelican was viewed flying south down river as viewed from the
Irvington Boat Club. This was 10 minutes ago.

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Subject: Brown Pelican in Yonkers Westchester County. Flew north up Hudson
Date: Sat Jan 16 2021 16:15 pm
From: mbochnik AT yahoo.com
 
A Brown Pelican was found at the Yonkers Waterfront. It sat for about a 20 minutes but then flew north up the east side of the Hudson at 10:50am. 

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Subject: NYC Area RBA: 15 January 2021
Date: Sat Jan 16 2021 5:12 am
From: gbensonny AT gmail.com
 
-RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Jan. 15, 2021
* NYNY2101.15

- Birds Mentioned

SPOTTED TOWHEE+
WESTERN TANAGER+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
Canada Goose
Blue-winged Teal
EURASIAN WIGEON
KING EIDER
HARLEQUIN DUCK
Common Goldeneye
BARROW’S GOLDENEYE
Red-necked Grebe
Common Gallinule
DOVEKIE
Razorbill
BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE
BLACK-HEADED GULL
Iceland Gull
GLAUCOUS GULL
Black Skimmer
American Bittern
COMMON REDPOLL
RED CROSSBILL
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned 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, January
15, 2021 at 10:00 pm.

The highlights of today’s tape are SPOTTED TOWHEE, WESTERN TANAGER,
DOVEKIE, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, EURASIAN WIGEON, HARLEQUIN DUCK,
KING EIDER and BARROW’S GOLDENEYE, BLACK-HEADED GULL, BLACK-LEGGED
KITTIWAKE and GLAUCOUS GULL, RED CROSSBILL, COMMON REDPOLL and more.

The female SPOTTED TOWHEE, continuing in Baldwin Harbor Park through
today, remains quite elusive and is more often heard than seen; it is
still frequenting the large thicket area east of the ballfields and
first main parking lot accessed from Grand Avenue, this thicket also
bordered by a second parking lot on its south side and bisected by a
paved walking path. The TOWHEE seems to appear randomly anywhere
along the thicket edges, and listening for its harsh calls,
infrequently given, can pay off.

The two Manhattan WESTERN TANAGERS have both become more difficult to
find as they wander farther afield to find food. The one at Carl
Schurz Park at East End Avenue and 86th Street was seen yesterday,
while the Chelsea individual, noted at least to Tuesday, has recently
ranged a little north of its usual haunts along West 22nd Street
between 9th and 10th Avenues.

Along the Atlantic coast this week’s weather has produced a small
incursion of DOVEKIES, with 2 off Montauk Point Tuesday and 3 more
Thursday, 1 flying ashore at Robert Moses State Park Tuesday followed
by 3 offshore there today, 1 swimming in Fort Pond Bay in Montauk
yesterday, and 3 off Jones Beach West End as well as 1 at Shinnecock
Inlet today. Good numbers of RAZORBILLS have also been noted,
including 160 off Montauk Point and 65 off Jones Beach yesterday,
followed today by counts of 56 at Moses Park and 42 at Jones Beach
West End.

A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE again at Randall’s Island Tuesday is
likely the one paying a very welcome visit to Central Park yesterday
and today, appearing at several sites with a flock of CANADA GEESE,
including on the Lake, the Reservoir, the Pool and the North Meadow.
One WHITE-FRONTED Tuesday in Dix Hills increased to 3 Wednesday near
the intersection of Melrose Road and Wolf Hill Road, with one also at
Tung Ting Pond in Centerport Wednesday.

EURASIAN WIGEON this week were present all week on Mill Pond off Lake
Avenue in Oyster Bay and on Fresh Pond in Fort Salonga, with one also
on West Lake in Patchogue Tuesday.

Three HARLEQUIN DUCKS continue around the Jones Inlet jetties on
either the Point Lookout or Jones Beach side, with 2 also at
Shinnecock Inlet recently and a drake at Orient Point Sunday.

A young male KING EIDER continues at Shinnecock Inlet, and a drake
BARROW’S GOLDENEYE remains with the COMMON GOLDENEYE flock off Crab
Meadow Beach in Fort Salonga.

A BLACK-HEADED GULL continues to visit Jones Beach West End, with
another spotted in Sheepshead Bay Saturday, and eight BLACK-LEGGED
KITTIWAKES appeared off Montauk Point yesterday.

Both ICELAND and GLAUCOUS GULLS have been noted along the Brooklyn
waterfront this week, and 2 ICELANDS visited Central Park Reservoir
Wednesday.

One or 2 RED-NECKED GREBES remain in the Coney Island area of
Brooklyn, and 3 were on Fort Pond Bay Thursday.

Also, a BLACK SKIMMER was at Coney Island Creek Tuesday, single female
BLUE-WINGED TEAL and adult COMMON GALLINULE remain on Mill Pond in
Baldwin, and AMERICAN BITTERN continues along Dune Road.

A few COMMON REDPOLLS continue to pop up at various locations, and RED
CROSSBILLS today included 14 at Jones Beach West End and 11 at
Heckscher State Park.

A couple of TENNESSEE WARBLERS were seen this week, and Carl Schurz
Park has been hosting an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER.

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

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Subject: "The Narrow Edge" by Deborah Cramer. Queens County Bird Club presentation Wed. Jan 20 at 7:30 pm
Date: Sat Jan 16 2021 0:40 am
From: nancy.tognan AT gmail.com
 
The Queens County Bird Club will hold its next meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 7:30 pm.

Registration link: HERE . You will receive an email from Zoom with a link to join the meeting.

The presentation will be “The Narrow Edge: A Tiny Bird, An Ancient Crab, and an Epic Journey” by Deborah Cramer.
Deborah Cramer will speak about her latest book, The Narrow Edge, in which she accompanied a small sandpiper on its 19,000 mile annual migration and witnessed how its life, and ours, depend on an ancient animal, the horseshoe crab.

Each year tiny sandpipers—red knots—undertake a near miraculous 19,000 mile journey from one end of the earth to the other and back. In this firsthand account, Deborah Cramer accompanies them on their extraordinary odyssey along the length of two continents, tracking birds from remote Tierra del Fuego to the icy Arctic. On the full moon of spring’s highest tides, she seeks out horseshoe crabs, ancient, primordial animals whose eggs are essential to migrating shorebirds, and whose blue blood, unbeknownst to most people, safeguards human health.

The Narrow Edge offers unique insight into how the lives of humans, red knots and horseshoe crabs are intertwined, and is an inspiring portrait of loss and resilience, of the tenacity of birds, and the courage of the many people who bird by bird and beach by beach, keep red knots flying.

To read more about Deborah, and the many awards that her books have received, click here for her website.

Hope to “see" you then.

Nancy Tognan
nancy.tognan@gmail.com
Vice President, Queens County Bird Club

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Subject: & more, Fri. 1/15
Date: Fri Jan 15 2021 23:39 pm
From: tomfi2 AT earthlink.net
 
Friday, Jan. 15th -

The Greater White-fronted Goose (of the Greenland-breeding form) has been moving about within Central Park quite a lot, along with a flock of Canada Geese; most recent and last location there for the White-fronted was on the North Meadow (where at least Canada Geese have been visiting regularly but unpredictably for some weeks). The rare goose had also had dips into the Lake, the reservoir, & the Pool, all in just 24 hours or so.

Elsewhere in Manhattan, a Western Tanager continued at and adjacent to Carl Schurz Park, but was often elusive as well on Friday, and an Orange-crowned Warbler also remained at Carl Schurz Park, that being along East End Ave., East 84th to 90th Streets, main entry at E. 86th.

Many other birds also lingered around N.Y. County in the mild mid-January conditions.

good birding to all,

Tom Fiore
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Subject: 2 Iceland Gulls, etc. - Central Park, & Manhattan, NYC 1/13
Date: Thu Jan 14 2021 19:59 pm
From: pwpost AT nyc.rr.com
 
That should have been the 1950’s. Sorry for the mistake.

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> On Jan 14, 2021, at 6:32 AM, Thomas Fiore wrote:
>
> ?
> Wednesday, Jan. 13th:
>
> As it turns out, there were 2 different Iceland Gulls visiting the Central Park reservoir (in Manhattan, N.Y. City) on Wed. 1/13, with an earlier sighting being documented & photo placed in the Macaulay archives, thanks to M.B. Cooper:
> https://macaulaylibrary.org/as...
>
> And shortly later on, the other Iceland Gull was being seen, 2 photos included in an eBird report thanks to D. Aronov (with others of us also there to observe in afternoon): https://ebird.org/checklist/S7...
>
> Plumage appears to age these as a 1st-year (first sighting & photo above), & then also, a 2nd-year (with 2 photos in checklist above), both are presumably of the sub-specific form ‘kumleini'. Serious larophiles may have additional comment.
>
> At the site, the reservoir in Central, some thin (melting) ice had formed, and gulls also had been using a central dike that is often-submerged, but will attract various birds including sometimes many gulls. Gulls were actually down in overall numbers from high no’s. observed late Tues. 1/12 at the C.P. reservoir, but there were still well over 200 others, many of them Ring-billed Gulls, as is the usual in winter. A drake Ring-necked Duck was a less-common addition to the duckage at the reservoir, and many other ducks continued, as previously.
>
> . . . .
> Over at Carl Schurz Park, off East End Ave. from 84th - 90th Streets, a Western Tanager was again seen, albeit not so easily, and an Orange-crowned Warbler continued as well, the warbler generally close to the fence about Gracie mansion (the mayor’s official / family residence) and sometimes in the fenced grounds of that mansion, that being closer to E. 88th St., approximately. It may be interesting to see if there might be any additional less-common species lurking about the area of Carl Schurz Park and vicinity. However, the habitat inside the fence at the mansion is not open to the public. Tanager sightings continue in the area of the Catbird playground, which is just south of the 86th St. entrance, but the tanager can be in many locations, & often favors some trees just n. of the NW section of the playground. There’ve been some suet & other goodies placed near the w. edge, also south of E. 86th in that park, potentially attracting a few other species of interest. There’ve been roughly 3-dozen species (including the above 2 as noted) found in & from Carl Schurz Park so far this year, most reasonably regular, but including such as Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Gray Catbird, & Hermit Thrush.
>
> ….
> On a personal note, having 2 Iceland Gulls at the Central Park reservoir brings memories of the late, great all-around naturalist Lambert Pohner, who so-often bird-watched at that reservoir in the 1950’s, 60’s, 70’s and into the 80’s, with a scope at times, and was perhaps the most regular gull-spotter at that site especially in the later years of his life. Even though we lacked all the rapid-notifications of modern times, his sightings would get around & others sometimes were able to spot a rarer gull or other bird he’d found there. (I knew him, but not well, & was more acquainted with some of his rather younger peers of his later life). Mr. Pohner was the principal of the book, “The Falconer of Central Park", by Donald Knowler, and he was also mentioned by Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ Barlow-Rogers (the founder of the Central Park Conservancy) in her book, “Saving Central Park”, and has further been mentioned in books by Marie Winn, an author of many books. We have on occasion since those earlier years had 2 Iceland Gulls at the same time at that site, but not all that often.
>
> good birding to all,
>
> Tom Fiore
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Subject: 2 Iceland Gulls, etc. - Central Park, & Manhattan, NYC 1/13
Date: Thu Jan 14 2021 19:58 pm
From: pwpost AT nyc.rr.com
 
Back in the 1970’s there were as meny as seven Iceland Gulls on the reservoir at one time.

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> On Jan 14, 2021, at 6:32 AM, Thomas Fiore wrote:
>
> ?
> Wednesday, Jan. 13th:
>
> As it turns out, there were 2 different Iceland Gulls visiting the Central Park reservoir (in Manhattan, N.Y. City) on Wed. 1/13, with an earlier sighting being documented & photo placed in the Macaulay archives, thanks to M.B. Cooper:
> https://macaulaylibrary.org/as...
>
> And shortly later on, the other Iceland Gull was being seen, 2 photos included in an eBird report thanks to D. Aronov (with others of us also there to observe in afternoon): https://ebird.org/checklist/S7...
>
> Plumage appears to age these as a 1st-year (first sighting & photo above), & then also, a 2nd-year (with 2 photos in checklist above), both are presumably of the sub-specific form ‘kumleini'. Serious larophiles may have additional comment.
>
> At the site, the reservoir in Central, some thin (melting) ice had formed, and gulls also had been using a central dike that is often-submerged, but will attract various birds including sometimes many gulls. Gulls were actually down in overall numbers from high no’s. observed late Tues. 1/12 at the C.P. reservoir, but there were still well over 200 others, many of them Ring-billed Gulls, as is the usual in winter. A drake Ring-necked Duck was a less-common addition to the duckage at the reservoir, and many other ducks continued, as previously.
>
> . . . .
> Over at Carl Schurz Park, off East End Ave. from 84th - 90th Streets, a Western Tanager was again seen, albeit not so easily, and an Orange-crowned Warbler continued as well, the warbler generally close to the fence about Gracie mansion (the mayor’s official / family residence) and sometimes in the fenced grounds of that mansion, that being closer to E. 88th St., approximately. It may be interesting to see if there might be any additional less-common species lurking about the area of Carl Schurz Park and vicinity. However, the habitat inside the fence at the mansion is not open to the public. Tanager sightings continue in the area of the Catbird playground, which is just south of the 86th St. entrance, but the tanager can be in many locations, & often favors some trees just n. of the NW section of the playground. There’ve been some suet & other goodies placed near the w. edge, also south of E. 86th in that park, potentially attracting a few other species of interest. There’ve been roughly 3-dozen species (including the above 2 as noted) found in & from Carl Schurz Park so far this year, most reasonably regular, but including such as Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Gray Catbird, & Hermit Thrush.
>
> ….
> On a personal note, having 2 Iceland Gulls at the Central Park reservoir brings memories of the late, great all-around naturalist Lambert Pohner, who so-often bird-watched at that reservoir in the 1950’s, 60’s, 70’s and into the 80’s, with a scope at times, and was perhaps the most regular gull-spotter at that site especially in the later years of his life. Even though we lacked all the rapid-notifications of modern times, his sightings would get around & others sometimes were able to spot a rarer gull or other bird he’d found there. (I knew him, but not well, & was more acquainted with some of his rather younger peers of his later life). Mr. Pohner was the principal of the book, “The Falconer of Central Park", by Donald Knowler, and he was also mentioned by Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ Barlow-Rogers (the founder of the Central Park Conservancy) in her book, “Saving Central Park”, and has further been mentioned in books by Marie Winn, an author of many books. We have on occasion since those earlier years had 2 Iceland Gulls at the same time at that site, but not all that often.
>
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>
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Subject: Glaucous Gull
Date: Thu Jan 14 2021 18:28 pm
From: guskeri AT zoho.com
 
I saw a Glaucous Gull at the middle parking lot of Gravesend Bay, Brooklyn today.
It was there the whole time I was there between 10:50 am and 11:30 am and it was still there when I left.
Sometimes, it stayed far in the distance and the sun made it difficult to see it. Be patient.
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Subject: Is towhee still around
Date: Thu Jan 14 2021 17:33 pm
From: ablock22168 AT yahoo.com
 
Does anyone know if the towhee is still around Baldwin Park?  I heard it was seen again the other day but nobody posted it here.  Is it still in the same area?  I heard it was with a fox sparrow, but they are being seen farther towards the end of the path.  Thanks much.
Andrew
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Yonkers, Westchester Co., New York 10705-4780 www.flickr.com/photos/conuropsis/albums
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