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19 Feb: @ 20:38:34 
"The Wonders of Brazil" - Queens County Bird Club Presentation this Wednesday, Feb. 21 [Nancy Tognan]
19 Feb: @ 19:40:57 
Syracuse RBA [Joseph Brin]
19 Feb: @ 18:44:40 
Reminder! BBC Evening Presentation: The Messenger - A Documentary Screening Tomorrow Tuesday Feb 20 [Dennis Hrehowsik]
19 Feb: @ 16:54:38 
Jamaica Bay Tundra Swan [Steve Walter]
19 Feb: @ 16:30:06 
Re: Red-necked Grebe, Lake Ronkonkoma Suffolk [aregler]
19 Feb: @ 16:08:54 
Red-necked Grebe, Lake Ronkonkoma Suffolk [David La Magna]
19 Feb: @ 14:38:30 
Wilson’s Snipe at Restoration Pond in Douglaston [matt klein]
19 Feb: @ 14:18:03 
CP Reservior Great Blue Heron [Home]
19 Feb: @ 11:31:04 
Manhattan - Sun., Feb. 18, 2018 - E. Screech-Owls, Ring-necked Ducks, Wood Duck, Fox Sparrows [Deborah Allen]
19 Feb: @ 09:17:46 
Harris’s Sparrow, Altamont [zach schwartz-weinstein]
19 Feb: @ 07:15:16 
County Listing - only 10 days left before the deadline! [Carena Pooth]
19 Feb: @ 04:43:10 
Re: nysbirds-l digest: February 19, 2018 [Jay D]
18 Feb: @ 16:49:13 
Gyrfalcon Seneca co. [Arie Gilbert]
18 Feb: @ 16:46:03 
Croton vultures [Joseph Wallace]
18 Feb: @ 16:39:45 
Croton Point Park Lark etc [Joseph Wallace]
18 Feb: @ 11:29:41 
No. Shrike. Seneca co [Arie Gilbert]
18 Feb: @ 10:27:47 
Little Gull at Ditch Plains. [Rich Perkins / TAM]
18 Feb: @ 09:39:36 
Slatey backed gull YES Seneca co [Arie Gilbert]
18 Feb: @ 08:38:32 
Pink-footed Goose, Montauk YES [BOB WASHBURN]
18 Feb: @ 08:35:12 
Harris's Sparrow YES 8:45 am Sun 2/18 [Matthew Rymkiewicz]
18 Feb: @ 08:24:02 
Red-necked grebe [Colleen Veltri]
18 Feb: @ 06:33:07 
Alley Pond Red-necked Grebe [Jeffrey Ritter]
17 Feb: @ 17:55:15 
thank you - White-winged Crossbill question [Raymond M. Soff Jr.]
17 Feb: @ 15:35:47 
EPCAL, Dune Road [leormand]
17 Feb: @ 15:24:22 
Red necked grebe,enviormental pond in alley pond park. [patrickhoran]
17 Feb: @ 14:06:41 
Harris's Sparrow in Altamont: yes [Joshua Malbin]
17 Feb: @ 13:01:09 
Pink-footed Goose Deep Hollow Ranch [Paul R Sweet]
17 Feb: @ 10:02:35 
Pink-footed Goose Deep Hollow Ranch [Paul R Sweet]
17 Feb: @ 04:43:55 
RE: question about White-winged Crossbills [Joan Collins]
16 Feb: @ 23:14:26 
NYC Area RBA: 16 February 2018 [Gail Benson]
16 Feb: @ 19:42:05 
Re: question about White-winged Crossbills [cfmspencer]
16 Feb: @ 18:24:15 
Re: question about White-winged Crossbills [zach schwartz-weinstein]
16 Feb: @ 17:54:28 
question about White-winged Crossbills [Raymond M. Soff Jr.]
16 Feb: @ 13:38:36 
eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists [Ben Cacace]
15 Feb: @ 22:58:18 
A T.V. Day ! [robert adamo]
15 Feb: @ 17:48:14 
Eurasian Wigeon Amityville [Tyler Goldstein]
14 Feb: @ 17:44:04 
Brooklyn Falcons [Matthew Wills]
14 Feb: @ 11:59:41 
NYS eBird Hotspots: New/Renamed Locations (6-Feb-'18) [Ben Cacace]
13 Feb: @ 21:39:22 
BBC Evening Presentation: The Messenger - A Documentary Screening Tuesday Feb 20 [Dennis Hrehowsik]
13 Feb: @ 20:13:45 
Commoner Mergansers -Hempstead Lake State park - Nassau County [Long Island Birding .]
13 Feb: @ 19:06:41 
Swan river preserve - East Patchogue [leormand]
13 Feb: @ 18:51:20 
Re: nysbirds-l digest: February 13, 2018 [Lynn Bergmeyer]
13 Feb: @ 16:58:06 
Re: nysbirds-l digest: February 13, 2018 [Gerald Smith]
13 Feb: @ 16:44:25 
Re: nysbirds-l digest: February 13, 2018 [Lynn Bergmeyer]
13 Feb: @ 15:12:05 
Barred Owl in Scarsdale [Andrew Block]
12 Feb: @ 21:15:00 
Purple Gallinule, old record, Nassau County [GQ]
12 Feb: @ 18:25:24 
Re: Another Long Island Purple Gallinule (not chaseable) [Kevin J. McGowan]
12 Feb: @ 17:56:45 
Re: Another Long Island Purple Gallinule (not chaseable) [Doug Gochfeld]
12 Feb: @ 17:52:12 
RE: Another Long Island Purple Gallinule (not chaseable) [Shaibal Mitra]
12 Feb: @ 14:58:28 
Syracuse RBA [Joseph Brin]





Subject: "The Wonders of Brazil" - Queens County Bird Club Presentation this Wednesday, Feb. 21
Date: Mon Feb 19 2018 20:38 pm
From: nancy.tognan AT gmail.com
 
TheQueens County Bird Clubwill be meeting at the Alley Pond EnvironmentalCenter,228-06 Northern Blvd Douglaston, NY 11362 >Map of location<at 8:00 pm this Wednesday, February 21, 2018. Free admission. Refreshmentsserved.

QCBC members Donna Schulman and Ian Resnick will presentJaguars,Jabirus and Po de Queijo:The Wonders of Brazil
Donna Schulman and
Ian Resnick travelled through Mato Grasso, the heart of Brazil, for most of
September 2017--birding the rain forest of Cristalino Lodge, traveling the
length of the Transpantaneira Highway across the Pantanal, and exploring the
grasslands and mountains of Chapada dos Guimaraes, all the while sampling one
of Brazils great foods-- po de queijo, cheese bread. Their small group, led byCarlos Sanchez of EcoAvian Tours andBianca Bernardon of Birding Pantanal, sawover 400 species ofbirds and 22 species of mammals, plus assorted butterfliesandreptiles. Donna and Ian will be presenting photographs and videoof their favoritebirds and other living things (over a hundredfavorites, from Chaco Eagle toChoco Toucan, from Bare-eyedAntbird to tiny Metalmark, from Giant Otter to aJaguar family--itsvery hard to whittle this down!), and talk about what it islike totravel to and through these three major Brazilian biomes.
Donnalearned how to bird with QCBC and has branched out fromQueens to Central andSouth America, Africa, India, and Europe. Alibrarian by trade, she reviewsbirding books for 10,000 Birds andBirding magazine, and was featured on theDecember AmericanBirding Association podcast devoted to the Best Birding Booksof2017. Donnas photographs have been used by the Cornell Lab ofOrnithology,NJ Audubon, and other organizations, and her BlackOystercatcher photo wasfeatured in the Fieldcraft section ofBirdwatching Magazine. She is an adjunctprofessor at the School ofManagement and Labor Relations, Rutgers, and a pasteditor ofQCBCs News and Notes.
IanResnick become hooked on birding 28 years ago, when heobserved a Rose-breastedGrosbeak singing from its nest at WardPound Ridge. Ian joined the QueensCounty Bird Club in 1990, and hasserved as treasurer and president formultiple terms. Ian leads manyQCBC field trips; he is an excellent teacher whoenjoys helping theclub's less experienced birders. He has birded much of theUS, partsof Canada, and has gone on multiple trips to Central and SouthAmerica.His travels to the southernhemisphere have includedvolunteer work with Earthwatch involving sea turtles,parrots andother wildlife.

Nancy Tognan
[email protected]
Vice President, Queens County Bird Club

Seehttp://www.qcbirdclub.orgfor more information on trips, speakers, and otherevents.

See our 'Birding Maps & Locations' page for directions to and info about many localbirdinghotspots

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

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Subject: Syracuse RBA
Date: Mon Feb 19 2018 19:40 pm
From: brinjoseph AT yahoo.com
 
* New York* SyracuseFebruary 19, 2018
* NYSY 02.19.18Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):February 12 2018 - February 19, 2018to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer, Madison & Cortlandcompiled: February 19 AT 4:00 p.m. (EST)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.orgGreetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of February 12, 2018.
Highlights--------------
SURF SCOTERRED-SHOULDERED HAWKBLACK VULTURENORTHERN GOSHAWKICELAND GULLGLAUCOUS GULLSLATY-BACKED GULLSNOWY OWLSHORT-EARED OWLNORTHERN SHRIKEGRAY CATBIRDHERMIT THRUSHGREEN-TAILED TOWHEERED CROSSBILL


Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)----------------
2/11: Although not in the complex I will mention a mega rare GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE present at a feeder on McDonald road just east of the complex. The bird was present from 2/11 through 2/14. The home owner was gracious enough to let out the information and many people were treated to looks at this beautiful bird, apparently an adult male. Unfortunately the bird has not been seen since 2/14. 2/14: A SHORT-EARED OWL was seen on Rt.89 near the Willgoose area.

Onondaga County------------
2/12: A GRAY CATBIRD was seen on Fisher Road south of Bridge Street in Dewitt. One and sometimes two BLACK VULTURES continue to be seen at the OCRA facility in Jamesville. They have been reperted through the 18th. 2/16: A SNOWY OWL continues at the State Fair entrance. 2/17: An ICELAND and a GLAUCOUS GULL were seen at the mouth of Nine Mile Creek on Onondaga Lake.

Oswego County------------
2/13: A HERMIT THRUSH was seen at the Selkirk east trail near Selkirk Shores State Park. 2/17: A GLOUCOUS GULL was seen at Indian Point on the Oswego River north of Fulton.

Madison County------------
2/17: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was again seen on Eden Hollow Road east of Erieville.

Oneida county------------
2/14: RED CROSSBILLS were reported at various locations on North Lake Road and also Roberts Road and Meyers Hill Road. The Crossbills have been seen daily since. A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen on Muthig Road. Many PINE SISKINS and PURPLE FINCHES were found also.
Herkimer County------------
2/14: RED CROSSBILLS were seen in the Herkimer Ciunty parts of North Lake Road north of Forestport. Birds were seen at the old tower area and at Atwell. They were also seen on Withers Road. RED CROSSBILLS were reported through 2/18.

Extralimital------------
2/17: A (the) SLATY-BACKED GULL was found on Van Cleef Lake in SeFalls. It was present again on 2/18 and 2/19 and was seen by many.



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---Joseph BrinRegion 5Baldwinsville, NY 13027 USA



































































































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Subject: Reminder! BBC Evening Presentation: The Messenger - A Documentary Screening Tomorrow Tuesday Feb 20
Date: Mon Feb 19 2018 18:44 pm
From: deepseagangster AT gmail.com
 
THE MESSENGER  A DOCUMENTARY SCREENING
BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY, CENTRAL BRANCH AT GRAND ARMY PLAZATomorrow! TUESDAY FEBRUARY 20 @ 7:00 PM-9:00 PMJoin the Brooklyn Bird Club and NYC Audubon to learn about the many conservation issues threatening migratory birds as we screenThe Messenger, the award-winning documentary exploring our deep-seated connection to birds and the uncertain fate of migratory songbirds.View the trailer here:http://songbirdsos.com/http://...
DENNIS W HREHOWSIK
PRESIDENT BROOKLYN BIRD CLUB



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Subject: Jamaica Bay Tundra Swan
Date: Mon Feb 19 2018 16:54 pm
From: swalter15 AT verizon.net
 
The Tundra Swan is still on Jamaica Bays East Pond. It was visible looking north from the overlook (although it took some waiting until it lifted its head from its slumber). Yea, its been around for a while. I finally tried today, having put off a Jamaica Bay trip until the West Pond opened up. The point there was to see if goldeneyes would return to using that as an overnight roost. And they have. I got there at what should have been an early enough time at 7:00, but some were already flying out. An even with still 60+ goldeneyes to look through, I did not see the Barrows. And once all were out on the bay, only about a dozen were visible from the refuge. But I would think that Barrows is out there somewhere. By the way, for the first time in years, I can say that theres better water bird variety on the West Pond than the East.
I stopped off at Alley Pond on the way home. The Red-necked Grebe was still there. At nearby Oakland, Sue Stowers found a Red-throated Loon. Its not locally rare and its not unprecedented on the lake, but still cool to get a loon on a small lake. Its also another sign of water birds starting to move, as are the now 5 Redheads on Alley Pond and a flyby Common Merganser at Jamaica Bay.
Best sighting of the day? If you ask me, I got a moth at Jamaica Bay a Morrisons Sallow. Forget anything a ground hog might say. That says spring is coming.
Steve Walter
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Subject: Red-necked Grebe, Lake Ronkonkoma Suffolk
Date: Mon Feb 19 2018 16:30 pm
From: aregler AT optonline.net
 
I live on the lake and have noted high numbers of common merganser, hooded merganser an occasional wigeon, mallards, swan, lesser scaup and tons of geese. In October there were ruddy ducks and we do get pied billed grebes from time to time. I will keep my eyes open for red necked.


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-------- Original message --------From: David La Magna Date: 2/19/18 5:08 PM (GMT-05:00) To: [email protected] Subject: [nysbirds-l] Red-necked Grebe, Lake Ronkonkoma Suffolk
To my surprise there is a Red-necked Grebe on the east side of Lake Ronkonkoma. Other notables for this location being a red-throated loon and red-breasted merganser (a mention this because in the past it was commented that others have never seen it here).

A good day for red in the name?

Also the ridiculous number of common Merg as usual.

-Dave

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Subject: Red-necked Grebe, Lake Ronkonkoma Suffolk
Date: Mon Feb 19 2018 16:08 pm
From: dlamagna AT gmail.com
 
To my surprise there is a Red-necked Grebe on the east side of Lake Ronkonkoma.  Other notables for this location being a red-throated loon and red-breasted merganser (a mention this because in the past it was commented that others have never seen it here). 

A good day for red in the name?

Also the ridiculous number of common Merg as usual.

-Dave

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Subject: Wilson’s Snipe at Restoration Pond in Douglaston
Date: Mon Feb 19 2018 14:38 pm
From: matt.klein AT hotmail.com
 
While not rate, I thought people might like to know that there was a Wilsons snipe on the northern shore of the pond behind where the red-necked grebe was being seen. The bird was found by a friend who was processing a picture of a redhead taken at
the same pond. He saw the snipe in the background when working on the photo.

Regards,
Matt

... to be continued.
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Subject: CP Reservior Great Blue Heron
Date: Mon Feb 19 2018 14:18 pm
From: drogin AT earthlink.net
 
Standing on the divider near the southern pump house.

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Subject: Manhattan - Sun., Feb. 18, 2018 - E. Screech-Owls, Ring-necked Ducks, Wood Duck, Fox Sparrows
Date: Mon Feb 19 2018 11:31 am
From: dallenyc AT earthlink.net
 
Central Park & Inwood Hill Park, NYC
Sunday, February 18, 2018
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.

Highlights: Inwood HIll Park (evening) - Eastern Screech-Owls; Central Park (morning) - Ring-necked Duck pair, male Wood Duck, Fox Sparrows, Brown Creepers.

Central Park (morning):

Canada Goose - around 300 Reservoir & pair at Turtle Pond
Wood Duck - male Reservoir
Northern Shoveler - 61 (3 Reservoir, at least 58 Turtle Pond)
Mallard - 30+ Reservoir
Ring-necked Duck - pair Reservoir
Hooded Merganser - 3 (2 males, 1 female Turtle Pond)
Ruddy Duck - 65+ Reservoir
Mourning Dove - 2 Evodia Field feeders
American Coot - 5 Reservoir
Ring-billed & Herring Gulls - at least 200 Reservoir
Great Black-backed Gull - around 30 Reservoir
Red-tailed Hawk - over west side (Sandra Critelli)
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker - 3
Blue Jay - several
American Crow - heard
White-breasted Nuthatch - 3 (near Laupot Bridge, Pinetum, feeders)
Brown Creeper - 3 (feeders (Sandra Critelli), 2 near Boathouse (Sandra Critelli & Mark Siegeltuch))
House Finch - 7 (Maintenance Field & feeders)
American Goldfinch - 6 (feeders & Maintenance Field)
Fox Sparrow - 2 Evodia Field near feeders (Sandra Critelli)
White-throated Sparrow - not many
Red-winged Blackbird - male at feeders
Common Grackle - a few near feeders
Northern Cardinal - residents
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Inwood Hill Park (evening & late afternoon):

Ring-billed, Herring & Great Black-backed gulls - Muscota Marsh
Cooper's Hawk - juvenile Muscota Marsh
Eastern Screech-Owl - 2 pairs (the first of these spotted by Matthieu Benoit)
Northern Mockingbird - in Eastern Red Cedar Muscota Marsh

Also at Inwood several Northern Flying Squirrels, a life mammal for most of us.

We looked for, but didn't find, the drake Canvasback that sometimes visits Muscota Marsh.

Deb Allen
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Subject: Harris’s Sparrow, Altamont
Date: Mon Feb 19 2018 9:17 am
From: zachsw AT gmail.com
 
The Harriss Sparrow continues at the same location. Today it is across the street from 579 Meadowdale Road.
Zach Schwartz-WeinsteinAlbany--
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Subject: County Listing - only 10 days left before the deadline!
Date: Mon Feb 19 2018 7:15 am
From: carena AT prodigy.net
 
Hey Listers!
The NYSOA (New York State Ornithological Association) County and State Listing Project is accepting data for 2017. If you want to get your numbers into the 2017 report, dont miss the March 1 deadline. Data may be submitted online at http://nybirds.org/ProjCountyL... via fax, via email, or via USPS.
If youre new to this and would like to know more, please read on.
The County and State Listing Project is a fun, friendly competition run by NYSOA. Started in 1992, it continues to attract new participants every year. Some of our first county listers have not missed a single year since the beginning (watch out, you might get hooked!).
Berna Lincoln, who started this project in 1992, passed away last fall a tremendous loss for NYSOA and all of her friends. Bernas objective in setting up this competition was to encourage birders of all levels to get out and bird the many habitats of New York State and report their sightings throughout the year to local clubs and NYSOAs regional editors. Today eBird is added to that list. The state, county, and regional life list competitions inject some additional fun into the important work of birding and reporting the birds we see all over NYS.
So heres how it works. After the close of each calendar year, participants send in their LIFE list totals for all of NYS, the 10 Kingbird regions, and/or the 62 counties, and/or the PELAGIC ZONE (PZ) that was added just last year. In addition, we have one YEAR list category for the entire state. You can send in just one number or as many as 75, or anywhere in between its your choice depending on where youve birded and what records youve kept. A compilation is produced annually and published in NYSOAs newsletter and also on the NYSOA website at http://nybirds.org/ProjCountyL... Forms, a map of the ten Kingbird regions, and details on the new Pelagic Zone are available on that web page also.Join in on the fun and see where you stand statewide, region by region, county by county in comparison with other birders all over the state (and even outside the state). To see what the annual compilation looks like, check out the archive at http://nybirds.org/ProjCountyL...
But dont miss the deadline! And remember, no reports submitted in previous years are automatically carried into the next. If you want to be listed, you must submit your report, even if your numbers havent changed since the last one you sent in.
If youve already submitted your 2017 report, thanks!
If not, I await your data with bated breath!
Carena Pooth
NYSOA
PS - The fine print: The only requirement to participate is that you be a 2018 member of NYSOA, or one of NYSOAs member clubs, or the NYS Young Birders Club.


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Subject: nysbirds-l digest: February 19, 2018
Date: Mon Feb 19 2018 4:43 am
From: naturephotography7 AT gmail.com
 
What does this mean:"

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I see it regularly on your emails.

On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 12:22 AM, & [NYSBIRDS] digest <[email protected]> wrote:
NYSBIRDS-L Digest for Monday, February 19, 2018.


1. Alley Pond Red-necked Grebe

2. Red-necked grebe

3. Harris's Sparrow YES 8:45 am Sun 2/18

4. Pink-footed Goose, Montauk YES

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6. Little Gull at Ditch Plains.

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8. Croton Point Park Lark etc

9. Croton vultures

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Subject: Alley Pond Red-necked Grebe

From: Jeffrey Ritter <[email protected]>

Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2018 07:32:36 -0500

X-Message-Number: 1


Still present at 7 am at the pond near the Cross Island Parkway and the Long Island Exp. In Alley Pond Park, Queens.


Jeff Ritter


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Subject: Red-necked grebe

From: Colleen Veltri <[email protected]>

Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2018 09:23:38 -0500

X-Message-Number: 2


Red-necked grebe continues at Douglaston Pond off the Horace Harding across from Fairway with pied-billed grebe. See previous report - Douglaston Queens


May the birds be with you

Colleen and Bobby Veltri

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Subject: Harris's Sparrow YES 8:45 am Sun 2/18

From: Matthew Rymkiewicz <[email protected]>

Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2018 14:34:59 +0000

X-Message-Number: 3


The HASP continues at the same location in Altamont. Seen at 8:45 am<x-apple-data-detectors://0> from the road in the area of the thicket immediately to the left of the driveway. The homeowners are very nice, and are cool with birders viewing from top of driveway near the feeders. Per the previous post, park down the road. I parked near the red barns.


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Subject: Pink-footed Goose, Montauk YES

From: BOB WASHBURN <[email protected]>

Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2018 09:38:09 -0500

X-Message-Number: 4


In field adjacent to Amsterdam Beach parking area. South side of the highway.


BOB WASHBURN

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From: =?UTF-8?B?QXJpZSBHaWxiZXJ0?= <[email protected]>

Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2018 18:38:59 +0300

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.on van cleef lake

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Subject: Little Gull at Ditch Plains.

From: Rich Perkins / TAM <[email protected]>

Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2018 11:27:22 -0500

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Little gull seen by group of young birders with Bonaparte gulls at Ditch

Plains, Montauk


Aidan Perkins


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.farm field

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Subject: Croton Point Park Lark etc

From: Joseph Wallace <[email protected]>

Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:37:52 -0500

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Inspired by the raptors at Shawangunk NWR last weekend and last night's

snowfall, we spent a couple of mid-afternoon hours today at Croton P.P. It

was quiet, the grassland featuring a lone Horned Lark flying around calling

and then feeding on the snowy path. In the absence of ice, a single adult

Bald Eagle perched on a piece of wood sticking out from the bay near the

railroad bridge; it was buzzed by gulls and buzzed them in turn when it

lifted off. Harbingers of season's change included two Grackles at the

entrance feeder and a pair of Red-tailed Hawks mating, with the female

subsequently tugging at some twigs near her perch. --Joe Wallace and Sharon

AvRutick


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Subject: Croton vultures

From: Joseph Wallace <[email protected]>

Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:45:17 -0500

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Forgot: A 4:00 drive through the town encountered an impressive flock of

vultures prior to roosting...one part of which included a minimum of 40

near the library, while there were others in the trees near the high school

and in smaller associated flocks. Most were Turkey Vultures, but there was

a scattering of Black Vultures among them. --Joe Wallace and Sharon AvRutick


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.hoster and canoga

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Subject: Gyrfalcon Seneca co.
Date: Sun Feb 18 2018 16:49 pm
From: ariegilbert AT optonline.net
 
.hoster and canoga
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Subject: Croton vultures
Date: Sun Feb 18 2018 16:46 pm
From: joew701 AT gmail.com
 
Forgot: A 4:00 drive through the town encountered an impressive flock of vultures prior to roosting...one part of which included a minimum of 40 near the library, while there were others in the trees near the high school and in smaller associated flocks. Most were Turkey Vultures, but there was a scattering of Black Vultures among them. --Joe Wallace and Sharon AvRutick


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Subject: Croton Point Park Lark etc
Date: Sun Feb 18 2018 16:39 pm
From: joew701 AT gmail.com
 
Inspired by the raptors at Shawangunk NWR last weekend and last night's snowfall, we spent a couple of mid-afternoon hours today at Croton P.P. It was quiet, the grassland featuring a lone Horned Lark flying around calling and then feeding on the snowy path. In the absence of ice, a single adult Bald Eagle perched on a piece of wood sticking out from the bay near the railroad bridge; it was buzzed by gulls and buzzed them in turn when it lifted off. Harbingers of season's change included two Grackles at the entrance feeder and a pair of Red-tailed Hawks mating, with the female subsequently tugging at some twigs near her perch. --Joe Wallace and Sharon AvRutick


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Subject: No. Shrike. Seneca co
Date: Sun Feb 18 2018 11:29 am
From: ariegilbert AT optonline.net
 
.farm field
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Subject: Little Gull at Ditch Plains.
Date: Sun Feb 18 2018 10:27 am
From: rich AT tamweb.com
 
Little gull seen by group of young birders with Bonaparte gulls at Ditch Plains, Montauk
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Subject: Slatey backed gull YES Seneca co
Date: Sun Feb 18 2018 9:39 am
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.on van cleef lake
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Subject: Pink-footed Goose, Montauk YES
Date: Sun Feb 18 2018 8:38 am
From: nyc_bob AT earthlink.net
 
In field adjacent to Amsterdam Beach parking area. South side of the highway. 

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Subject: Harris's Sparrow YES 8:45 am Sun 2/18
Date: Sun Feb 18 2018 8:35 am
From: mlr342 AT hotmail.com
 
The HASP continues at the same location in Altamont. Seen at 8:45 am from the road in the area of the thicket immediately to the left of the driveway. The homeowners are very nice, and are cool with birders viewing from top of driveway near the feeders. Per the previous post, park down the road. I parked near the red barns.

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Subject: Red-necked grebe
Date: Sun Feb 18 2018 8:24 am
From: cfinneganv AT gmail.com
 
Red-necked grebe continues at Douglaston Pond off the Horace Harding across from Fairway with pied-billed grebe. See previous report - Douglaston Queens

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Subject: Alley Pond Red-necked Grebe
Date: Sun Feb 18 2018 6:33 am
From: jffrritter AT gmail.com
 
Still present at 7 am at the pond near the Cross Island Parkway and the Long Island Exp. In Alley Pond Park, Queens.

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Subject: thank you - White-winged Crossbill question
Date: Sat Feb 17 2018 17:55 pm
From: clarksnutcracker AT hotmail.com
 
Hi,


Thank you to all who responded to my question that I posted yesterday, Friday the 16th, about the White-winged Crossbills in Newcomb and Long Lake.



I did not realize that they breed in the Adirondacks, and that they start courtship in January.



The Adirondacks seems to be a gem. Hopefully, climate change will slow down. For me, there is that feeling that things should stay the same as it has beenfor decades. It is possible that climactic conditions
fluctuated many times, though, and perhaps perfect conditions only exist in a perfect world.


I'll have to see if my circumstances will allow me to look for the birdsthis week. It can be daunting whentraveling in the Winter.



Thanks, again.
Sincerely,
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Subject: EPCAL, Dune Road
Date: Sat Feb 17 2018 15:35 pm
From: leormand AT gmail.com
 
At EPCAL around noon it was quiet, but there were a number of red tailed hawks and a harrier on the western runway. 

Dune Road has a peregrine, snowy owl and Brant. Inlet was quiet, but another birder said there was a large raft of eider that has been spooked by a coast guard boat.

On the way home there was a subadult eagle flying over sunrise at carmans river in Brookhaven hamlet.
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Subject: Red necked grebe,enviormental pond in alley pond park.
Date: Sat Feb 17 2018 15:24 pm
From: patrickhoran AT optonline.net
 
A fast stop at the enviormental pond just now yi elded a red necked grebe..3 redhead ducks2 pied billed grebes5 ring necked ducks,and some other regulars of assorted ones.thats the small pond across from the faiway market on douglaston pkwy.

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Subject: Harris's Sparrow in Altamont: yes
Date: Sat Feb 17 2018 14:06 pm
From: joshuamalbin AT gmail.com
 
A Harris's Sparrow found yesterday in Altamont, Albany County by Larry Alden reappeared briefly this afternoon after a two-hour wait. The bird was seen near feeders at 579 Meadowdale Road today, and was originally seen in the brushy hedgerow just to the south. I spoke to the homeowner and he is fine with people coming to look from the road. The problem is parking: there is no shoulder there and no parking that doesn't block someone's driveway. But about 5 minutes walk south there is a small pullout for Black Creek Marsh Wildlife Management Area where you can fit two cars.


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Subject: Pink-footed Goose Deep Hollow Ranch
Date: Sat Feb 17 2018 13:01 pm
From: sweet AT amnh.org
 
Apologies I should have said south side of highway.

Pink-footed Goose currently with Canadas and 2 Snows at Deep Hollow Ranch, Montauk. For those who dont know this is on the north side of the highway on the way from Montauk town to the point. Park at Amsterdam Beach lot.

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
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Subject: Pink-footed Goose Deep Hollow Ranch
Date: Sat Feb 17 2018 10:02 am
From: sweet AT amnh.org
 
Pink-footed Goose currently with Canadas and 2 Snows at Deep Hollow Ranch, Montauk. For those who dont know this is on the north side of the highway on the way from Montauk town to the point. Park at Amsterdam Beach lot.

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
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Subject: question about White-winged Crossbills
Date: Sat Feb 17 2018 4:43 am
From: joan.collins AT frontier.com
 
Hi Raymond/All,
I continue to find new locations for nesting White-winged Crossbills, but the best locations are in Long Lake all along Route 30 from Long Lake to Sabattis Circle Road in appropriate habitat. On Sabattis Circle Road they are nesting along the northern 3 mile section and along the outlet of Little Tupper Lake (also the inlet of Round Lake). On Saturday, Feb. 10, during the NYS Ornithological Association winter weekend, we found at least a couple dozen, including Red and White-winged Crossbills gritting together. Two participants were staying over on Sunday night and later in the day when others headed home, we birded Long Lake until dark (a ninth grader and the woman who drove him up! fun!) the White-winged Crossbills sang until dark! We found more in additional locations that afternoon/evening. They are also nesting along the Hudson River in Tawahus (Newcomb) and in the Sand Pond Marsh area on the Blueridge Road (North Hudson) but not close to the road. I will post the rest of the species we found last weekend as soon as I can.
Ive been visiting a likely nest location for White-winged Crossbills. They are making vocalizations Ive never heard before (nothing like their typical calls and you might not even think of this species from the sounds!). Matt Young was up from the Cornell Lab (& gave a fantastic talk on Red Crossbill types!) and he heard the vocalization Ive been hearing and responded that was weird! he immediately had the same feeling that we were at a nest location. Id love to record it.
Heading out to bird!
Joan Collins
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From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Raymond M. Soff Jr.
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 6:54 PM
To: NYSBIRDS-L <[email protected]>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] question about White-winged Crossbills
Hi,
Has anyone seen or heard White-winged Crossbills in the area of Newcomb and Long Lake since the end of January? I read the very nice report that Joan Collins made at the end of last month, and I wanted to see the White-winged Crossbills, since.
I would liketo see theBoreal Chickadee and flocks of Red Crossbill, butWhite-winged would bemy focus. My only encounter with them was a possibleflock, on an overcast day, inBaxter State Park, Maine, in June 2000. Since thismy be anirruption year, this year would be a great opportunity.
Thank you.
Sincerely,
Raymond M. Soff J.r.
Saddle Brook, NJ
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Subject: NYC Area RBA: 16 February 2018
Date: Fri Feb 16 2018 23:14 pm
From: gbensonny AT gmail.com
 
-RBA* New York* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County* Feb. 16, 2018* NYNY1802.16
- Birds Mentioned
PINK-FOOTED GOOSE+PURPLE GALLINULE+MEW GULL+(+ Details requested by NYSARC)
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSEROSSS GOOSEEURASIAN WIGEONKING EIDERCommon EiderSurf ScoterWhite-winged ScoterBlack ScoterBARROWS GOLDENEYERed-necked GrebeEARED GREBEBlack VultureRazorbillBonapartes GullBLACK-HEADED GULLLITTLE GULLIceland GullLesser Black-backed GullGLAUCOUS GULLPileated Woodpecker

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 tonysarc44<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 - SecretaryNYS Avian Records Committee (NYSARC)125 Pine Springs DriveTiconderoga, NY 12883
Hotline: New York City Area Rare Bird AlertNumber: (212) 979-3070
Compilers: Tom Burke and Tony LauroCoverage: New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
Transcriber: Gail Benson
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Greetings! This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, February 16, 2018 at 9:00 pm.
Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties we have not been able to completely record the tape recently.
The highlights of todays tape are MEW GULL, LITTLE, BLACK-HEADED and GLAUCOUS GULLS, PINK-FOOTED, ROSSS and GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE, BARROWS GOLDENEYE, KING EIDER and EURASIAN WIGEON, EARED GREBE, and another PURPLE GALLINULE.
Last Saturday out at Orient Point an adult MEW GULL was spotted and fortunately nicely photographed before it shortly took off and flew north towards Connecticut. Two GLAUCOUS GULLS were also at that location, one still there Thursday.
The PINK-FOOTED GOOSE continues out at Montauk but is moving about a bit more. It was seen up to Tuesday at the Deep Hollow Ranch fields on the south side of Route 27, but on Monday and Tuesday it also visited the Theodore Roosevelt County Park on the north side of Route 27 just west of the ranch; by Wednesday it had also moved farther west to Ritas Stable on the north side of Route 27 across from Ditch Plains Road. (Theres been no sign of the Westchester Barnacle Goose since the 9th.)
A ROSSS GOOSE was still feeding on the lawns at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale at least to Monday, this bird usually roosting overnight at Belmont Lake State Park to the east.
A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was still visiting Tung Ting Pond in Centerport to Sunday, with another in Northport Saturday.
A drake BARROWS GOLDENEYE was still off Crab Meadow Beach on Thursday, this in Northport as approached from Waterside Road.
The adult male KING EIDER around Jones Inlet was seen Monday across the inlet near Meadow Island, viewable from the Jones Beach West End Coast Guard Station area. A female KING was in Shinnecock Inlet Monday, and an immature was still at Old Field Point at the end of Old Field Road today.
A drake EURASIAN WIGEON was on Avon Lake in Amityville north of Route 27A midweek.
The adult LITTLE GULL was still present off Montauk Point at least to Wednesday, the bird usually spotted from the restaurant overlook as it and accompanying BONAPARTES GULLS continue to circulate around the Point. The number of COMMON EIDERS and BLACK, SURF and WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS there is also very impressive, and a few RAZORBILLS continue there as well.
Last Saturday two BLACK-HEADED GULLS featured the immature on Prospect Park Lake and the adult at Five Islands Park in New Rochelle.
A GLAUCOUS GULL was at Montauk Point last Saturday and on the Montauk harbor west jetty Monday, where an ICELAND GULL also continues. Other ICELANDS include Brooklyn sightings at Coney Island and Gravesend Bay and three noted at Old Field Point last Monday.
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS include one at Brooklyn Army Terminal Pier Four Wednesday and one off Coney Island Monday, with another reported from Westhampton Beach Marina Wednesday.
An EARED GREBE continues in Fire Island Inlet as viewed from the western end of Oak Beach Road, with another reported from the bayside at Gilgo Monday.
Two RED-NECKED GREBES were off the Timber Point marina Sunday, another in Gravesend Bay Monday.
Interesting Suffolk County birds include three BLACK VULTURES in Riverhead, seen recently around Roanoke Avenue and the Supreme Court complex, and a PILEATED WOODPECKER at West Hills County Park in Melville.
Much more interesting, though, was the recent uncovering of a third Long Island PURPLE GALLINULE, this found in Rockville Center January 14 and expiring two days later. The date range for the three now deceased PURPLE GALLINULES was from January 13th in Manorville to January 16th in Southampton, an amazing dispersal with a very unfortunate ending.
To phone in reports, on Long Island call Tony Lauro at (631) 734 4126 or call Tom Burke at (914) 967-4922 and leave a message.
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: question about White-winged Crossbills
Date: Fri Feb 16 2018 19:42 pm
From: cfmspencer AT gmail.com
 
There are ebird reports of White winged crossbills at multiple locations in the area you mention from this past weekend. - starting at Blue Ridge Rd, and ending at Sabatti's Bog, and points in between. Check on ebird for Essex and Hamilton Counties.  Joan Collins led group outings that saw all of the species you mention and is a wonderful resource for birds in that area, although she doesn't post on ebird. The boreal chickadee sightings are relatively rare however, and seem to be mostly along Blue Ridge Road.
Clay Spencer
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Hi,


Has anyone seen or heard White-winged Crossbills in the area of Newcomb and Long Lake since the end of January? I read the very nice report that Joan Collins made at the end of last month, and I wanted to see
the White-winged Crossbills, since.


I would liketo see theBoreal Chickadee and flocks of Red Crossbill, butWhite-winged would bemy focus. My only encounter with them was a possibleflock, on an overcast day, inBaxter State Park, Maine, in
June 2000. Since thismy be anirruption year, this year would be a great opportunity.


Thank you.
Sincerely,
Raymond M. Soff J.r.
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Subject: question about White-winged Crossbills
Date: Fri Feb 16 2018 18:24 pm
From: zachsw AT gmail.com
 
I had several white-winged crossbills fly over my head at Sabattis Bog north of Long Lake on February 5.
Zach Schwartz-WeinsteinAlbany.
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Hi,


Has anyone seen or heard White-winged Crossbills in the area of Newcomb and Long Lake since the end of January? I read the very nice report that Joan Collins made at the end of last month, and I wanted to see
the White-winged Crossbills, since.


I would liketo see theBoreal Chickadee and flocks of Red Crossbill, butWhite-winged would bemy focus. My only encounter with them was a possibleflock, on an overcast day, inBaxter State Park, Maine, in
June 2000. Since thismy be anirruption year, this year would be a great opportunity.


Thank you.
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Subject: question about White-winged Crossbills
Date: Fri Feb 16 2018 17:54 pm
From: clarksnutcracker AT hotmail.com
 
Hi,


Has anyone seen or heard White-winged Crossbills in the area of Newcomb and Long Lake since the end of January? I read the very nice report that Joan Collins made at the end of last month, and I wanted to see
the White-winged Crossbills, since.


I would liketo see theBoreal Chickadee and flocks of Red Crossbill, butWhite-winged would bemy focus. My only encounter with them was a possibleflock, on an overcast day, inBaxter State Park, Maine, in
June 2000. Since thismy be anirruption year, this year would be a great opportunity.


Thank you.
Sincerely,
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Subject: eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
Date: Fri Feb 16 2018 13:38 pm
From: bcacace AT gmail.com
 
When working on the NYS eBird Hotspots wiki I'll compare the previous bar chart list of species with the current one picking up any additions or deletions. By going to each county's 'Overview' page you can determine the date the species was added by county. Some are from newly submitted checklists from many months / years ago.

It isn't possible to spot these additions from old checklists. On the 'Overview' page you can sort on 'First Seen' but if the species wasn't added recently it won't appear at the top of the list.
For each county on the NYS eBird Hotspots site click the 'Overview' link on the 'Explore a Location' line: http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces...
Since last update: 5 days
Yellow highlights a species added for the first time over the past few weeks.
Nassau County:Purple Gallinule (14-Jun-1980)
Schenectady County:Lapland Longspur (11-Feb-2018)
Schoharie County:Lapland Longspur (9-Feb-2018)--
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Subject: A T.V. Day !
Date: Thu Feb 15 2018 22:58 pm
From: radamo4691 AT gmail.com
 
On my way home this A.M. after a dentist appointment in Jamesport, I had 11 Turkey Vultures heading n/e, as they circled over Sound Ave. Also had 2 more over Middle Rd., Riverhead, a short time afterward.
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Subject: Eurasian Wigeon Amityville
Date: Thu Feb 15 2018 17:48 pm
From: tylergoldstein98 AT gmail.com
 
hello fellow birder peeps,
When I was in Amityville today buying "supplies" for my long weekend party in the Hamptons, I stopped at Avon Pond and discovered there was a nice Eurasian Wigeon there. Just wanted to get the word out and share my sighting. "lifer" thing for me.
have a great weekend, I know I will,
Tyler GoldsteinJericho, NY


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Subject: Brooklyn Falcons
Date: Wed Feb 14 2018 17:44 pm
From: matthewwills AT earthlink.net
 
I'm still seing one or two Peregrines on top of the taller of the two smokestacks at Industry City (2nd Ave. and  32nd St.) most mornings. This has been a regular sight since mid-December. Assume they roost nearby -- as dawn gets earlier so do they -- hoping they scape by... nearby, too.

A male American Kestrel has perched and called from a tree across the street from my apartment for three of the last four days. In the rain Sunday, the wet bird was quite the sight. This morning, an Accipiter landed in the same tree and buzzed the Kestrel repeatedly before succeeding in chasing the falcon off. Later, both the hawk and the falcon returned to the tree again, with more to-do, and then later again, separately. While the hawk was grooming, this male Kestrel or another was on the large antenna at 40th St and 5th Avenue with a female.

I've posted some pictures of this morning's encounter on ebirds, where I hedged my bets by splitting the Accipiter difference.

I think female Sharp-shinned as opposed to male Cooper's, but I'd certainly welcome input on this ID, off-list if you prefer. https://www.ebird.org/profile/...

There will be more photos on my natural history blog eventually.

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I'm still seing one or two Peregrines on top of the taller
of the two smokestacks at Industry City (2nd Ave. and 32nd St.) most mornings. This has been going
on since mid-December. Assume we they roost nearby, hoping they scape by
nearby, too.



A male American Kestrels has perched and called from a tree
across the street for three of the last four days. In the rain Sunday, the bird
was soaked. This morning, an Accipiter landed in the same tree and buzzed the
Kestrel repeatedly before succeeding in making the falcon fly. Later, both the hawk
and the falcon returned to the tree at different times. I've posted some pictures on ebird, where I
hedged my bets by calling on what kind of Accipiter it is. I think female
Sharp-shinned as opposed to male Cooper's, but I'd certainly welcome input on
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Subject: NYS eBird Hotspots: New/Renamed Locations (6-Feb-'18)
Date: Wed Feb 14 2018 11:59 am
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Thanks to @Team_eBird for their dedication keeping eBird.org running smoothly and for the group of New York State hotspot moderators for working on shared location suggestions.

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Alphabetical list of hotspots: http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces...
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Subject: BBC Evening Presentation: The Messenger - A Documentary Screening Tuesday Feb 20
Date: Tue Feb 13 2018 21:39 pm
From: deepseagangster AT gmail.com
 
THE MESSENGER  A DOCUMENTARY SCREENING
BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY, CENTRAL BRANCH AT GRAND ARMY PLAZATuesday FEBRUARY 20 @ 7:00 PM-9:00 PMJoin the Brooklyn Bird Club and NYC Audubon to learn about the many conservation issues threatening migratory birds as we screenThe Messenger, the award-winning documentary exploring our deep-seated connection to birds and the uncertain fate of migratory songbirds.View the trailer here:http://songbirdsos.com/http://...
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Subject: Commoner Mergansers -Hempstead Lake State park - Nassau County
Date: Tue Feb 13 2018 20:13 pm
From: michaelzito AT gmail.com
 
Spent a short time at HLSP this afternoon, there were at least 15 (conservative, probably more as some birds were a bit too far for me to make out) Common Mergansers on Hempstead Lake with some nice looking drakes. There was also a single male Redhead on South Pond towards the south end..
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Subject: Swan river preserve - East Patchogue
Date: Tue Feb 13 2018 19:06 pm
From: leormand AT gmail.com
 
This afternoon there were 4 male green-winged teal in the north pond at swan river preserve. A great blue heron was seen in the southern pond. 

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Subject: nysbirds-l digest: February 13, 2018
Date: Tue Feb 13 2018 18:51 pm
From: lynnbergmeyer AT gmail.com
 
Great news.

Lynn Bergmeyer, Greece NY
On Feb 13, 2018 5:57 PM, "Gerald Smith" <[email protected]> wrote:
Actually Jefferson County is well birder by North Country Standards Compared to Lewis or St Lawrence areas outside of the Blue Line Jefferson has a fair number of Active birders Perch River was the first place in the State where Trumpeter Swans became established Expanding from the reintroduction project in Ontario they were nesting there by the mid 1990s thus have been well established here for two decades good birding
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Birds rise above it all
On Feb 13, 2018, at 17:43, Lynn Bergmeyer <[email protected]> wrote:

On the way back from a NYSOA field trip in Long Lake, Robert Buckert (young birder) and I stopped by what appears to be an under birded county- Jefferson, except for a few individuals. We saw a number of species, probably the most exciting for me were Trumpeter Swans at Perch River. I believe these might be residents but nonetheless fun to watch
On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 12:10 AM & [NYSBIRDS] digest <[email protected]> wrote:
NYSBIRDS-L Digest for Tuesday, February 13, 2018.


1. Pileated Woodpecker

2. Black Vulture movement & other sightings, Rockefeller SPP, Westchester County

3. Another Long Island Purple Gallinule (not chaseable)

4. Syracuse RBA

5. RE: Another Long Island Purple Gallinule (not chaseable)

6. Re: Another Long Island Purple Gallinule (not chaseable)

7. Re: Another Long Island Purple Gallinule (not chaseable)

8. Purple Gallinule, old record, Nassau County


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Subject: Pileated Woodpecker

From: Colleen Veltri <[email protected]>

Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2018 11:43:42 -0500

X-Message-Number: 1


Heard Pileated Woodpecker at the end of Reservoir Rd in Melville Long Island Suffolk. Also had Raven.


May the birds be with you

Colleen and Bobby Veltri


Sent from my iPhone

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Subject: Black Vulture movement & other sightings, Rockefeller SPP, Westchester County

From: Anne Swaim <[email protected]>

Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2018 12:06:47 -0500

X-Message-Number: 2


We observed an interesting movement of 19 Black Vultures at Rockefeller

State Park Preserve this morning on Saw Mill River Audubon's 2nd Mon bird

walk there.


Twelve drifting together north and 7 others seen around the Swan Lake

area.


There have been good numbers of Black Vultures with the Turkey Vulture

roost just 6 mile N by the Village of Croton-on-Hudson but not as many BLVU

recorded there in last couple of months with the temperature swings.


Noted this ref in Cornell's Birds of North America online resource: "Black

Vultures also engage in short-term, local movements when weather becomes

unfavorable, retiring ahead of adverse conditions and returning when

conditions improve."
https://birdsna.org/Species-Ac...


Among other observations this morning at RSPP were:

* a small group of six Snow Geese headed northwest over Swan Lake,

* Northern Cardinals and Song Sparrows both now singing,

* and -- always enjoyable -- great looks at three adult Bald Eagles.


eBird list here:
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Anne Swaim

Saw Mill River Audubon
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Subject: Another Long Island Purple Gallinule (not chaseable)

From: Paul R Sweet <[email protected]>

Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2018 20:27:00 +0000

X-Message-Number: 3


A routine trip to collect salvaged birds from a Long Island rehabber yielded Long Island's 3rd Purple Gallinule of the winter. This new specimen was picked up on 14 January in Rockville Centre and died 2 days later


As a reminder the other birds were 13 January Manorville, 16 January Southampton.


Details will be submitted to NYSARC


Paul Sweet

Collection Manager

Department of Ornithology

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street

New York, NY 10024


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Subject: Syracuse RBA

From: Joseph Brin <[email protected]>

Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2018 20:58:03 +0000 (UTC)

X-Message-Number: 4


* New York* Syracuse

- January 29, 2018

* NYSY 02.12.18Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):February 05 2018 - February 12, 2018to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer, Madison & Cortlandcompiled: February 12 AT 3:00 p.m. (EST)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.orgGreetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of February 05, 2018.

Highlights--------------

SURF SCOTERRED-SHOULDERED HAWKBLACK VULTUREICELAND GULLGLAUCOUS GULLLESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLSLATY-BACKED GULLMERLINPEREGRINE FALCONSNOWY OWLNORTHERN SHRIKEFISH CROWYELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERRED CROSSBILL



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

No reports this week


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

2:6: A SLATY-BACKED GULL, previously reported in Oswego, was relocated in Baldwinsville on the ice near Meadow Street. It was relocated the next day near Mercer Park also in Baldwinsville but has not been reported since. 2/8: 2 BLACK VULTURES were seen near the OCCRA site off of Rt. 91 in Jamesville. One or both have been reported each day since including today. One and sometimes two LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS have been reported on the Seneca River in Baldwinsville near Mercer Park. They have been reported through the 11th. A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen near Rt.690 in Syracuse. 2/10: A YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER was seen at Meadow Street in Baldwinsville. A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on Turner Road south of Baldwinsville. A MERLIN was seen near the Rt. 695 Camillus Bypass just off of Rt. 690. 2/11: A GLAUCOUS GULL was seen at the end of the Onondaga Creek Creek Walk near Destiny Mall in Syracuse. 6 ICELAND GULLS and 2 FISH CROWS were seen from Mercer Park in Baldwinsville. A SNOWY OWL was see at Drivers Village in North Syracuse.


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

2/9: A SNOWY OWL was seen at Oswego Harbor. It was seen up to the 11th. 2/11: One ICELAND and one GLAUCOUS GULL were seen at Indian Point on the Oswego River north of Fulton. An ICELAND GULL was seen on Lake Ontario from Lakeview Road near the Ontario Bible Camp.


Oneida county------------

2/8: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on Skinner Road west of Westmoreland.


Herkimer County------------

2/6: A SNOWY OWL was seen near Rt. 29 In Fairfield.




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Subject: RE: Another Long Island Purple Gallinule (not chaseable)

From: Shaibal Mitra <[email protected]>

Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2018 23:51:28 +0000

X-Message-Number: 5


Wow, this is really amazing. The tight date range really looks like a discrete flight of some sort. If these were Summer Tanagers hitting those sites in mid April, we'd call it a slingshot. Is there any reason to think that southern populations of Purple Gallinule are undertaking long distance flights to the north in mid January?


Shai Mitra

Bay Shore

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From: [email protected] [[email protected]] on behalf of Paul R Sweet [[email protected]]

Sent: Monday, February 12, 2018 3:27 PM

To: NYSBIRDS-L

Subject: [nysbirds-l] Another Long Island Purple Gallinule (not chaseable)


A routine trip to collect salvaged birds from a Long Island rehabber yielded Long Islands 3rd Purple Gallinule of the winter. This new specimen was picked up on 14 January in Rockville Centre and died 2 days later


As a reminder the other birds were 13 January Manorville, 16 January Southampton.


Details will be submitted to NYSARC


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Subject: Re: Another Long Island Purple Gallinule (not chaseable)

From: Doug Gochfeld <[email protected]>

Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2018 23:56:21 +0000

X-Message-Number: 6


There's an interesting paper dealing with just this effect here:

https://www.researchgate.net/p...


Good Birding and Vagrant Speculating!

-Doug Gochfeld




On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 6:52 AM Shaibal Mitra <[email protected]>

wrote:


> Wow, this is really amazing. The tight date range really looks like a

> discrete flight of some sort. If these were Summer Tanagers hitting those

> sites in mid April, we'd call it a slingshot. Is there any reason to think

> that southern populations of Purple Gallinule are undertaking long distance

> flights to the north in mid January?

>

> Shai Mitra

> Bay Shore

> ________________________________________

> From: [email protected] [

> [email protected]] on behalf of Paul R Sweet [

> [email protected]]

> Sent: Monday, February 12, 2018 3:27 PM

> To: NYSBIRDS-L

> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Another Long Island Purple Gallinule (not chaseable)

>

> A routine trip to collect salvaged birds from a Long Island rehabber

> yielded Long Islands 3rd Purple Gallinule of the winter. This new specimen

> was picked up on 14 January in Rockville Centre and died 2 days later

>

> As a reminder the other birds were 13 January Manorville, 16 January

> Southampton.

>

> Details will be submitted to NYSARC

>

> Paul Sweet

> Collection Manager

> Department of Ornithology

> American Museum of Natural History

> Central Park West at 79th Street

> New York, NY 10024

>

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Subject: Re: Another Long Island Purple Gallinule (not chaseable)

From: "Kevin J. McGowan" <[email protected]>

Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:25:12 +0000

X-Message-Number: 7


A Purple Gallinule was picked up a few weeks ago in Lowville, Lewis County, SE of Watertown. It responded well to rehab, and reportedly, is being driven to Florida for release.



Amazing.



Kevin


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Sent: Monday, February 12, 2018 6:56 PM

To: Shaibal Mitra

Cc: NYSBIRDS-L

Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Another Long Island Purple Gallinule (not chaseable)


There's an interesting paper dealing with just this effect here:

https://www.researchgate.net/p...

[https://i1.rgstatic.net/public...


Warmer Summers and Drier Winters Correlate with More ...<https://www.researchgate.net/p...
www.researchgate.net

Warmer Summers and Drier Winters Correlate with More Winter Vagrant Purple Gallinules ( Porphyrio martinicus ) in the North Atlantic Region




Good Birding and Vagrant Speculating!

-Doug Gochfeld




On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 6:52 AM Shaibal Mitra <[email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>> wrote:

Wow, this is really amazing. The tight date range really looks like a discrete flight of some sort. If these were Summer Tanagers hitting those sites in mid April, we'd call it a slingshot. Is there any reason to think that southern populations of Purple Gallinule are undertaking long distance flights to the north in mid January?


Shai Mitra

Bay Shore

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From: [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]> [[email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>] on behalf of Paul R Sweet [[email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>]

Sent: Monday, February 12, 2018 3:27 PM

To: NYSBIRDS-L

Subject: [nysbirds-l] Another Long Island Purple Gallinule (not chaseable)


A routine trip to collect salvaged birds from a Long Island rehabber yielded Long Islands 3rd Purple Gallinule of the winter. This new specimen was picked up on 14 January in Rockville Centre and died 2 days later


As a reminder the other birds were 13 January Manorville, 16 January Southampton.


Details will be submitted to NYSARC


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Subject: Purple Gallinule, old record, Nassau County

From: GQ <[email protected]>

Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2018 22:14:43 -0500

X-Message-Number: 8


Seeing these reports of Purple Gallinule prompted me to search eBird to see if the one I saw MANY years ago was there. It wasnt, so I added it.


This was a bird that Barbara Spencer (who else?) found on her way to work the morning of June 13, 1980 at Scudders Pond in Sea Cliff (Nassau County). It was a very easy bird to see right from the road and I was able to find it the next day within minutes of my mother driving me to the location.

It was seen by many others, photographed, and documented in the Fall 1980 issue of The Kingbird.


Anybody else remember this bird??


Cheers,


Glenn


Glenn Quinn

Hauppauge, NY



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Subject: nysbirds-l digest: February 13, 2018
Date: Tue Feb 13 2018 16:58 pm
From: goshawk AT gisco.net
 
Actually Jefferson County is well birder by North Country Standards Compared to Lewis or St Lawrence areas outside of the Blue Line Jefferson has a fair number of Active birders Perch River was the first place in the State where Trumpeter Swans became established Expanding from the reintroduction project in Ontario they were nesting there by the mid 1990s thus have been well established here for two decades good birding
Gerry Smith [email protected]

Birds rise above it all
On Feb 13, 2018, at 17:43, Lynn Bergmeyer <[email protected]> wrote:

On the way back from a NYSOA field trip in Long Lake, Robert Buckert (young birder) and I stopped by what appears to be an under birded county- Jefferson, except for a few individuals. We saw a number of species, probably the most exciting for me were Trumpeter Swans at Perch River. I believe these might be residents but nonetheless fun to watch
On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 12:10 AM & [NYSBIRDS] digest <[email protected]> wrote:
NYSBIRDS-L Digest for Tuesday, February 13, 2018.


1. Pileated Woodpecker

2. Black Vulture movement & other sightings, Rockefeller SPP, Westchester County

3. Another Long Island Purple Gallinule (not chaseable)

4. Syracuse RBA

5. RE: Another Long Island Purple Gallinule (not chaseable)

6. Re: Another Long Island Purple Gallinule (not chaseable)

7. Re: Another Long Island Purple Gallinule (not chaseable)

8. Purple Gallinule, old record, Nassau County


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Subject: Pileated Woodpecker

From: Colleen Veltri <[email protected]>

Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2018 11:43:42 -0500

X-Message-Number: 1


Heard Pileated Woodpecker at the end of Reservoir Rd in Melville Long Island Suffolk. Also had Raven.


May the birds be with you

Colleen and Bobby Veltri


Sent from my iPhone

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Subject: Black Vulture movement & other sightings, Rockefeller SPP, Westchester County

From: Anne Swaim <anneswa[email protected]>

Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2018 12:06:47 -0500

X-Message-Number: 2


We observed an interesting movement of 19 Black Vultures at Rockefeller

State Park Preserve this morning on Saw Mill River Audubon's 2nd Mon bird

walk there.


Twelve drifting together north and 7 others seen around the Swan Lake

area.


There have been good numbers of Black Vultures with the Turkey Vulture

roost just 6 mile N by the Village of Croton-on-Hudson but not as many BLVU

recorded there in last couple of months with the temperature swings.


Noted this ref in Cornell's Birds of North America online resource: "Black

Vultures also engage in short-term, local movements when weather becomes

unfavorable, retiring ahead of adverse conditions and returning when

conditions improve."
https://birdsna.org/Species-Ac...


Among other observations this morning at RSPP were:

* a small group of six Snow Geese headed northwest over Swan Lake,

* Northern Cardinals and Song Sparrows both now singing,

* and -- always enjoyable -- great looks at three adult Bald Eagles.


eBird list here:
https://ebird.org/view/checkli...


Anne Swaim

Saw Mill River Audubon
www.sawmillriveraudubon.org


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Subject: Another Long Island Purple Gallinule (not chaseable)

From: Paul R Sweet <[email protected]>

Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2018 20:27:00 +0000

X-Message-Number: 3


A routine trip to collect salvaged birds from a Long Island rehabber yielded Long Island's 3rd Purple Gallinule of the winter. This new specimen was picked up on 14 January in Rockville Centre and died 2 days later


As a reminder the other birds were 13 January Manorville, 16 January Southampton.


Details will be submitted to NYSARC


Paul Sweet

Collection Manager

Department of Ornithology

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street

New York, NY 10024


Tel: 212 769 5780

Cell: 718 757 5941



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Subject: Syracuse RBA

From: Joseph Brin <[email protected]>

Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2018 20:58:03 +0000 (UTC)

X-Message-Number: 4


* New York* Syracuse

- January 29, 2018

* NYSY 02.12.18Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):February 05 2018 - February 12, 2018to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer, Madison & Cortlandcompiled: February 12 AT 3:00 p.m. (EST)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.orgGreetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of February 05, 2018.

Highlights--------------

SURF SCOTERRED-SHOULDERED HAWKBLACK VULTUREICELAND GULLGLAUCOUS GULLLESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLSLATY-BACKED GULLMERLINPEREGRINE FALCONSNOWY OWLNORTHERN SHRIKEFISH CROWYELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERRED CROSSBILL



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

No reports this week


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

2:6: A SLATY-BACKED GULL, previously reported in Oswego, was relocated in Baldwinsville on the ice near Meadow Street. It was relocated the next day near Mercer Park also in Baldwinsville but has not been reported since. 2/8: 2 BLACK VULTURES were seen near the OCCRA site off of Rt. 91 in Jamesville. One or both have been reported each day since including today. One and sometimes two LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS have been reported on the Seneca River in Baldwinsville near Mercer Park. They have been reported through the 11th. A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen near Rt.690 in Syracuse. 2/10: A YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER was seen at Meadow Street in Baldwinsville. A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on Turner Road south of Baldwinsville. A MERLIN was seen near the Rt. 695 Camillus Bypass just off of Rt. 690. 2/11: A GLAUCOUS GULL was seen at the end of the Onondaga Creek Creek Walk near Destiny Mall in Syracuse. 6 ICELAND GULLS and 2 FISH CROWS were seen from Mercer Park in Baldwinsville. A SNOWY OWL was see at Drivers Village in North Syracuse.


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

2/9: A SNOWY OWL was seen at Oswego Harbor. It was seen up to the 11th. 2/11: One ICELAND and one GLAUCOUS GULL were seen at Indian Point on the Oswego River north of Fulton. An ICELAND GULL was seen on Lake Ontario from Lakeview Road near the Ontario Bible Camp.


Oneida county------------

2/8: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on Skinner Road west of Westmoreland.


Herkimer County------------

2/6: A SNOWY OWL was seen near Rt. 29 In Fairfield.




---end transcript

---Joseph BrinRegion 5Baldwinsville, NY 13027 USA



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Subject: RE: Another Long Island Purple Gallinule (not chaseable)

From: Shaibal Mitra <[email protected]>

Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2018 23:51:28 +0000

X-Message-Number: 5


Wow, this is really amazing. The tight date range really looks like a discrete flight of some sort. If these were Summer Tanagers hitting those sites in mid April, we'd call it a slingshot. Is there any reason to think that southern populations of Purple Gallinule are undertaking long distance flights to the north in mid January?


Shai Mitra

Bay Shore

________________________________________

From: [email protected] [[email protected]] on behalf of Paul R Sweet [[email protected]]

Sent: Monday, February 12, 2018 3:27 PM

To: NYSBIRDS-L

Subject: [nysbirds-l] Another Long Island Purple Gallinule (not chaseable)


A routine trip to collect salvaged birds from a Long Island rehabber yielded Long Islands 3rd Purple Gallinule of the winter. This new specimen was picked up on 14 January in Rockville Centre and died 2 days later


As a reminder the other birds were 13 January Manorville, 16 January Southampton.


Details will be submitted to NYSARC


Paul Sweet

Collection Manager

Department of Ornithology

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street

New York, NY 10024


Tel: 212 769 5780

Cell: 718 757 5941


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Subject: Re: Another Long Island Purple Gallinule (not chaseable)

From: Doug Gochfeld <[email protected]>

Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2018 23:56:21 +0000

X-Message-Number: 6


There's an interesting paper dealing with just this effect here:

https://www.researchgate.net/p...


Good Birding and Vagrant Speculating!

-Doug Gochfeld




On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 6:52 AM Shaibal Mitra <[email protected]>

wrote:


> Wow, this is really amazing. The tight date range really looks like a

> discrete flight of some sort. If these were Summer Tanagers hitting those

> sites in mid April, we'd call it a slingshot. Is there any reason to think

> that southern populations of Purple Gallinule are undertaking long distance

> flights to the north in mid January?

>

> Shai Mitra

> Bay Shore

> ________________________________________

> From: [email protected] [

> [email protected]] on behalf of Paul R Sweet [

> [email protected]]

> Sent: Monday, February 12, 2018 3:27 PM

> To: NYSBIRDS-L

> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Another Long Island Purple Gallinule (not chaseable)

>

> A routine trip to collect salvaged birds from a Long Island rehabber

> yielded Long Islands 3rd Purple Gallinule of the winter. This new specimen

> was picked up on 14 January in Rockville Centre and died 2 days later

>

> As a reminder the other birds were 13 January Manorville, 16 January

> Southampton.

>

> Details will be submitted to NYSARC

>

> Paul Sweet

> Collection Manager

> Department of Ornithology

> American Museum of Natural History

> Central Park West at 79th Street

> New York, NY 10024

>

> Tel: 212 769 5780

> Cell: 718 757 5941

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Subject: Re: Another Long Island Purple Gallinule (not chaseable)

From: "Kevin J. McGowan" <[email protected]>

Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:25:12 +0000

X-Message-Number: 7


A Purple Gallinule was picked up a few weeks ago in Lowville, Lewis County, SE of Watertown. It responded well to rehab, and reportedly, is being driven to Florida for release.



Amazing.



Kevin


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From: [email protected] <[email protected]> on behalf of Doug Gochfeld <[email protected]>

Sent: Monday, February 12, 2018 6:56 PM

To: Shaibal Mitra

Cc: NYSBIRDS-L

Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Another Long Island Purple Gallinule (not chaseable)


There's an interesting paper dealing with just this effect here:

https://www.researchgate.net/p...

[https://i1.rgstatic.net/public...


Warmer Summers and Drier Winters Correlate with More ...<https://www.researchgate.net/p...
www.researchgate.net

Warmer Summers and Drier Winters Correlate with More Winter Vagrant Purple Gallinules ( Porphyrio martinicus ) in the North Atlantic Region




Good Birding and Vagrant Speculating!

-Doug Gochfeld




On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 6:52 AM Shaibal Mitra <[email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>> wrote:

Wow, this is really amazing. The tight date range really looks like a discrete flight of some sort. If these were Summer Tanagers hitting those sites in mid April, we'd call it a slingshot. Is there any reason to think that southern populations of Purple Gallinule are undertaking long distance flights to the north in mid January?


Shai Mitra

Bay Shore

________________________________________

From: [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]> [[email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>] on behalf of Paul R Sweet [[email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>]

Sent: Monday, February 12, 2018 3:27 PM

To: NYSBIRDS-L

Subject: [nysbirds-l] Another Long Island Purple Gallinule (not chaseable)


A routine trip to collect salvaged birds from a Long Island rehabber yielded Long Islands 3rd Purple Gallinule of the winter. This new specimen was picked up on 14 January in Rockville Centre and died 2 days later


As a reminder the other birds were 13 January Manorville, 16 January Southampton.


Details will be submitted to NYSARC


Paul Sweet

Collection Manager

Department of Ornithology

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street

New York, NY 10024


Tel: 212 769 5780

Cell: 718 757 5941


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Subject: Purple Gallinule, old record, Nassau County

From: GQ <[email protected]>

Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2018 22:14:43 -0500

X-Message-Number: 8


Seeing these reports of Purple Gallinule prompted me to search eBird to see if the one I saw MANY years ago was there. It wasnt, so I added it.


This was a bird that Barbara Spencer (who else?) found on her way to work the morning of June 13, 1980 at Scudders Pond in Sea Cliff (Nassau County). It was a very easy bird to see right from the road and I was able to find it the next day within minutes of my mother driving me to the location.

It was seen by many others, photographed, and documented in the Fall 1980 issue of The Kingbird.


Anybody else remember this bird??


Cheers,


Glenn


Glenn Quinn

Hauppauge, NY



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Subject: nysbirds-l digest: February 13, 2018
Date: Tue Feb 13 2018 16:44 pm
From: lynnbergmeyer AT gmail.com
 
On the way back from a NYSOA field trip in Long Lake, Robert Buckert (young birder) and I stopped by what appears to be an under birded county- Jefferson, except for a few individuals.  We saw a number of species, probably the most exciting for me were Trumpeter Swans at Perch River. I believe these might be residents but nonetheless fun to watch
On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 12:10 AM & [NYSBIRDS] digest <[email protected]> wrote:
NYSBIRDS-L Digest for Tuesday, February 13, 2018.


1. Pileated Woodpecker

2. Black Vulture movement & other sightings, Rockefeller SPP, Westchester County

3. Another Long Island Purple Gallinule (not chaseable)

4. Syracuse RBA

5. RE: Another Long Island Purple Gallinule (not chaseable)

6. Re: Another Long Island Purple Gallinule (not chaseable)

7. Re: Another Long Island Purple Gallinule (not chaseable)

8. Purple Gallinule, old record, Nassau County


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Subject: Pileated Woodpecker

From: Colleen Veltri <[email protected]>

Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2018 11:43:42 -0500

X-Message-Number: 1


Heard Pileated Woodpecker at the end of Reservoir Rd in Melville Long Island Suffolk. Also had Raven.


May the birds be with you

Colleen and Bobby Veltri


Sent from my iPhone

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Subject: Black Vulture movement & other sightings, Rockefeller SPP, Westchester County

From: Anne Swaim <[email protected]>

Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2018 12:06:47 -0500

X-Message-Number: 2


We observed an interesting movement of 19 Black Vultures at Rockefeller

State Park Preserve this morning on Saw Mill River Audubon's 2nd Mon bird

walk there.


Twelve drifting together north and 7 others seen around the Swan Lake

area.


There have been good numbers of Black Vultures with the Turkey Vulture

roost just 6 mile N by the Village of Croton-on-Hudson but not as many BLVU

recorded there in last couple of months with the temperature swings.


Noted this ref in Cornell's Birds of North America online resource: "Black

Vultures also engage in short-term, local movements when weather becomes

unfavorable, retiring ahead of adverse conditions and returning when

conditions improve."
https://birdsna.org/Species-Ac...


Among other observations this morning at RSPP were:

* a small group of six Snow Geese headed northwest over Swan Lake,

* Northern Cardinals and Song Sparrows both now singing,

* and -- always enjoyable -- great looks at three adult Bald Eagles.


eBird list here:
https://ebird.org/view/checkli...


Anne Swaim

Saw Mill River Audubon
www.sawmillriveraudubon.org


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Subject: Another Long Island Purple Gallinule (not chaseable)

From: Paul R Sweet <[email protected]>

Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2018 20:27:00 +0000

X-Message-Number: 3


A routine trip to collect salvaged birds from a Long Island rehabber yielded Long Island's 3rd Purple Gallinule of the winter. This new specimen was picked up on 14 January in Rockville Centre and died 2 days later


As a reminder the other birds were 13 January Manorville, 16 January Southampton.


Details will be submitted to NYSARC


Paul Sweet

Collection Manager

Department of Ornithology

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street

New York, NY 10024


Tel: 212 769 5780

Cell: 718 757 5941



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Subject: Syracuse RBA

From: Joseph Brin <[email protected]>

Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2018 20:58:03 +0000 (UTC)

X-Message-Number: 4


* New York* Syracuse

- January 29, 2018

* NYSY 02.12.18Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):February 05 2018 - February 12, 2018to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer, Madison & Cortlandcompiled: February 12 AT 3:00 p.m. (EST)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.orgGreetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of February 05, 2018.

Highlights--------------

SURF SCOTERRED-SHOULDERED HAWKBLACK VULTUREICELAND GULLGLAUCOUS GULLLESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLSLATY-BACKED GULLMERLINPEREGRINE FALCONSNOWY OWLNORTHERN SHRIKEFISH CROWYELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERRED CROSSBILL



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

No reports this week


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

2:6: A SLATY-BACKED GULL, previously reported in Oswego, was relocated in Baldwinsville on the ice near Meadow Street. It was relocated the next day near Mercer Park also in Baldwinsville but has not been reported since. 2/8: 2 BLACK VULTURES were seen near the OCCRA site off of Rt. 91 in Jamesville. One or both have been reported each day since including today. One and sometimes two LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS have been reported on the Seneca River in Baldwinsville near Mercer Park. They have been reported through the 11th. A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen near Rt.690 in Syracuse. 2/10: A YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER was seen at Meadow Street in Baldwinsville. A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on Turner Road south of Baldwinsville. A MERLIN was seen near the Rt. 695 Camillus Bypass just off of Rt. 690. 2/11: A GLAUCOUS GULL was seen at the end of the Onondaga Creek Creek Walk near Destiny Mall in Syracuse. 6 ICELAND GULLS and 2 FISH CROWS were seen from Mercer Park in Baldwinsville. A SNOWY OWL was see at Drivers Village in North Syracuse.


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

2/9: A SNOWY OWL was seen at Oswego Harbor. It was seen up to the 11th. 2/11: One ICELAND and one GLAUCOUS GULL were seen at Indian Point on the Oswego River north of Fulton. An ICELAND GULL was seen on Lake Ontario from Lakeview Road near the Ontario Bible Camp.


Oneida county------------

2/8: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on Skinner Road west of Westmoreland.


Herkimer County------------

2/6: A SNOWY OWL was seen near Rt. 29 In Fairfield.




---end transcript

---Joseph BrinRegion 5Baldwinsville, NY 13027 USA



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Subject: RE: Another Long Island Purple Gallinule (not chaseable)

From: Shaibal Mitra <[email protected]>

Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2018 23:51:28 +0000

X-Message-Number: 5


Wow, this is really amazing. The tight date range really looks like a discrete flight of some sort. If these were Summer Tanagers hitting those sites in mid April, we'd call it a slingshot. Is there any reason to think that southern populations of Purple Gallinule are undertaking long distance flights to the north in mid January?


Shai Mitra

Bay Shore

________________________________________

From: [email protected] [[email protected]] on behalf of Paul R Sweet [[email protected]]

Sent: Monday, February 12, 2018 3:27 PM

To: NYSBIRDS-L

Subject: [nysbirds-l] Another Long Island Purple Gallinule (not chaseable)


A routine trip to collect salvaged birds from a Long Island rehabber yielded Long Islands 3rd Purple Gallinule of the winter. This new specimen was picked up on 14 January in Rockville Centre and died 2 days later


As a reminder the other birds were 13 January Manorville, 16 January Southampton.


Details will be submitted to NYSARC


Paul Sweet

Collection Manager

Department of Ornithology

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street

New York, NY 10024


Tel: 212 769 5780

Cell: 718 757 5941


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Subject: Re: Another Long Island Purple Gallinule (not chaseable)

From: Doug Gochfeld <[email protected]>

Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2018 23:56:21 +0000

X-Message-Number: 6


There's an interesting paper dealing with just this effect here:

https://www.researchgate.net/p...


Good Birding and Vagrant Speculating!

-Doug Gochfeld




On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 6:52 AM Shaibal Mitra <[email protected]>

wrote:


> Wow, this is really amazing. The tight date range really looks like a

> discrete flight of some sort. If these were Summer Tanagers hitting those

> sites in mid April, we'd call it a slingshot. Is there any reason to think

> that southern populations of Purple Gallinule are undertaking long distance

> flights to the north in mid January?

>

> Shai Mitra

> Bay Shore

> ________________________________________

> From: [email protected] [

> [email protected]] on behalf of Paul R Sweet [

> [email protected]]

> Sent: Monday, February 12, 2018 3:27 PM

> To: NYSBIRDS-L

> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Another Long Island Purple Gallinule (not chaseable)

>

> A routine trip to collect salvaged birds from a Long Island rehabber

> yielded Long Islands 3rd Purple Gallinule of the winter. This new specimen

> was picked up on 14 January in Rockville Centre and died 2 days later

>

> As a reminder the other birds were 13 January Manorville, 16 January

> Southampton.

>

> Details will be submitted to NYSARC

>

> Paul Sweet

> Collection Manager

> Department of Ornithology

> American Museum of Natural History

> Central Park West at 79th Street

> New York, NY 10024

>

> Tel: 212 769 5780

> Cell: 718 757 5941

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Subject: Re: Another Long Island Purple Gallinule (not chaseable)

From: "Kevin J. McGowan" <[email protected]>

Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:25:12 +0000

X-Message-Number: 7


A Purple Gallinule was picked up a few weeks ago in Lowville, Lewis County, SE of Watertown. It responded well to rehab, and reportedly, is being driven to Florida for release.



Amazing.



Kevin


________________________________

From: [email protected] <[email protected]> on behalf of Doug Gochfeld <[email protected]>

Sent: Monday, February 12, 2018 6:56 PM

To: Shaibal Mitra

Cc: NYSBIRDS-L

Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Another Long Island Purple Gallinule (not chaseable)


There's an interesting paper dealing with just this effect here:

https://www.researchgate.net/p...

[https://i1.rgstatic.net/public...


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Warmer Summers and Drier Winters Correlate with More Winter Vagrant Purple Gallinules ( Porphyrio martinicus ) in the North Atlantic Region




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On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 6:52 AM Shaibal Mitra <[email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>> wrote:

Wow, this is really amazing. The tight date range really looks like a discrete flight of some sort. If these were Summer Tanagers hitting those sites in mid April, we'd call it a slingshot. Is there any reason to think that southern populations of Purple Gallinule are undertaking long distance flights to the north in mid January?


Shai Mitra

Bay Shore

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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Another Long Island Purple Gallinule (not chaseable)


A routine trip to collect salvaged birds from a Long Island rehabber yielded Long Islands 3rd Purple Gallinule of the winter. This new specimen was picked up on 14 January in Rockville Centre and died 2 days later


As a reminder the other birds were 13 January Manorville, 16 January Southampton.


Details will be submitted to NYSARC


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Subject: Purple Gallinule, old record, Nassau County

From: GQ <[email protected]>

Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2018 22:14:43 -0500

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Seeing these reports of Purple Gallinule prompted me to search eBird to see if the one I saw MANY years ago was there. It wasnt, so I added it.


This was a bird that Barbara Spencer (who else?) found on her way to work the morning of June 13, 1980 at Scudders Pond in Sea Cliff (Nassau County). It was a very easy bird to see right from the road and I was able to find it the next day within minutes of my mother driving me to the location.

It was seen by many others, photographed, and documented in the Fall 1980 issue of The Kingbird.


Anybody else remember this bird??


Cheers,


Glenn


Glenn Quinn

Hauppauge, NY



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Subject: Barred Owl in Scarsdale
Date: Tue Feb 13 2018 15:12 pm
From: ablock22168 AT yahoo.com
 
Just forwarding a message that my friend in Scarsdale had a Barred Owl in her yard the other night calling and flying around. It was probably going after the rabbits running around her yard. She's had Great Horneds before but never a Barred. Nice yard bird.
AndrewAndrew v. F. Block
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20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3
Yonkers, Westchester Co., New York 10705-4629
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Subject: Purple Gallinule, old record, Nassau County
Date: Mon Feb 12 2018 21:15 pm
From: glennq AT verizon.net
 
Seeing these reports of Purple Gallinule prompted me to search eBird to see
if the one I saw MANY years ago was there. It wasnt, so I added it.

This was a bird that Barbara Spencer (who else?) found on her way to work
the morning of June 13, 1980 at Scudders Pond in Sea Cliff (Nassau County). It
was a very easy bird to see right from the road and I was able to find it the
next day within minutes of my mother driving me to the location.
It was seen by many others, photographed, and documented in the Fall 1980
issue of The Kingbird.

Anybody else remember this bird??

Cheers,

Glenn

Glenn Quinn
Hauppauge, NY

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Subject: Another Long Island Purple Gallinule (not chaseable)
Date: Mon Feb 12 2018 18:25 pm
From: kjm2 AT cornell.edu
 
A Purple Gallinule was picked up a few weeks ago in Lowville, Lewis County, SE of Watertown. It responded well to rehab, and reportedly, is being driven to Florida for release.


Amazing.


Kevin


From: [email protected] <[email protected]> on behalf of Doug Gochfeld <[email protected]>
Sent: Monday, February 12, 2018 6:56 PM
To: Shaibal Mitra
Cc: NYSBIRDS-L
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Another Long Island Purple Gallinule (not chaseable)




There's an interesting paper dealing with just this effect here:


https://www.researchgate.net/p...








Warmer
Summers and Drier Winters Correlate with More ...

www.researchgate.net

Warmer Summers and Drier Winters Correlate with More Winter Vagrant Purple Gallinules ( Porphyrio martinicus ) in the North Atlantic Region






Good Birding and Vagrant Speculating!
-Doug Gochfeld






On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 6:52 AM Shaibal Mitra <[email protected]> wrote:


Wow, this is really amazing. The tight date range really looks like a discrete flight of some sort. If these were Summer Tanagers hitting those sites in mid April, we'd call it a slingshot. Is there any reason to think that southern populations of Purple Gallinule
are undertaking long distance flights to the north in mid January?


Shai Mitra

Bay Shore

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From:
[email protected] [[email protected]] on behalf of Paul R Sweet [[email protected]]

Sent: Monday, February 12, 2018 3:27 PM

To: NYSBIRDS-L

Subject: [nysbirds-l] Another Long Island Purple Gallinule (not chaseable)


A routine trip to collect salvaged birds from a Long Island rehabber yielded Long Islands 3rd Purple Gallinule of the winter. This new specimen was picked up on 14 January in Rockville Centre and died 2 days later


As a reminder the other birds were 13 January Manorville, 16 January Southampton.


Details will be submitted to NYSARC


Paul Sweet

Collection Manager

Department of Ornithology

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street

New York, NY 10024


Tel: 212 769 5780

Cell: 718 757 5941


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Subject: Another Long Island Purple Gallinule (not chaseable)
Date: Mon Feb 12 2018 17:56 pm
From: fresha2411 AT gmail.com
 
There's an interesting paper dealing with just this effect here:
https://www.researchgate.net/p...

Good Birding and Vagrant Speculating!-Doug Gochfeld


On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 6:52 AM Shaibal Mitra <[email protected]> wrote:
Wow, this is really amazing. The tight date range really looks like a discrete flight of some sort. If these were Summer Tanagers hitting those sites in mid April, we'd call it a slingshot. Is there any reason to think that southern populations of Purple Gallinule are undertaking long distance flights to the north in mid January?


Shai Mitra

Bay Shore

________________________________________

From: [email protected] [[email protected]] on behalf of Paul R Sweet [[email protected]]

Sent: Monday, February 12, 2018 3:27 PM

To: NYSBIRDS-L

Subject: [nysbirds-l] Another Long Island Purple Gallinule (not chaseable)


A routine trip to collect salvaged birds from a Long Island rehabber yielded Long Islands 3rd Purple Gallinule of the winter. This new specimen was picked up on 14 January in Rockville Centre and died 2 days later


As a reminder the other birds were 13 January Manorville, 16 January Southampton.


Details will be submitted to NYSARC


Paul Sweet

Collection Manager

Department of Ornithology

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street

New York, NY 10024


Tel: 212 769 5780

Cell: 718 757 5941


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Subject: Another Long Island Purple Gallinule (not chaseable)
Date: Mon Feb 12 2018 17:52 pm
From: Shaibal.Mitra AT csi.cuny.edu
 
Wow, this is really amazing. The tight date range really looks like a discrete flight of some sort. If these were Summer Tanagers hitting those sites in mid April, we'd call it a slingshot. Is there any reason to think that southern populations of Purple Gallinule are undertaking long distance flights to the north in mid January?

Shai Mitra
Bay Shore
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From: [email protected] [[email protected]] on behalf of Paul R Sweet [[email protected]]
Sent: Monday, February 12, 2018 3:27 PM
To: NYSBIRDS-L
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Another Long Island Purple Gallinule (not chaseable)

A routine trip to collect salvaged birds from a Long Island rehabber yielded Long Islands 3rd Purple Gallinule of the winter. This new specimen was picked up on 14 January in Rockville Centre and died 2 days later

As a reminder the other birds were 13 January Manorville, 16 January Southampton.

Details will be submitted to NYSARC

Paul Sweet
Collection Manager
Department of Ornithology
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024

Tel: 212 769 5780
Cell: 718 757 5941

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Subject: Syracuse RBA
Date: Mon Feb 12 2018 14:58 pm
From: brinjoseph AT yahoo.com
 
* New York* SyracuseJanuary 29, 2018
* NYSY 02.12.18Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):February 05 2018 - February 12, 2018to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer, Madison & Cortlandcompiled: February 12 AT 3:00 p.m. (EST)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.orgGreetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of February 05, 2018.
Highlights--------------
SURF SCOTERRED-SHOULDERED HAWKBLACK VULTUREICELAND GULLGLAUCOUS GULLLESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLSLATY-BACKED GULLMERLINPEREGRINE FALCONSNOWY OWLNORTHERN SHRIKEFISH CROWYELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERRED CROSSBILL


Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)----------------
No reports this week

Onondaga County------------
2:6: A SLATY-BACKED GULL, previously reported in Oswego, was relocated in Baldwinsville on the ice near Meadow Street. It was relocated the next day near Mercer Park also in Baldwinsville but has not been reported since. 2/8: 2 BLACK VULTURES were seen near the OCCRA site off of Rt. 91 in Jamesville. One or both have been reported each day since including today. One and sometimes two LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS have been reported on the Seneca River in Baldwinsville near Mercer Park. They have been reported through the 11th. A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen near Rt.690 in Syracuse. 2/10: A YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER was seen at Meadow Street in Baldwinsville. A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on Turner Road south of Baldwinsville. A MERLIN was seen near the Rt. 695 Camillus Bypass just off of Rt. 690. 2/11: A GLAUCOUS GULL was seen at the end of the Onondaga Creek Creek Walk near Destiny Mall in Syracuse. 6 ICELAND GULLS and 2 FISH CROWS were seen from Mercer Park in Baldwinsville. A SNOWY OWL was see at Drivers Village in North Syracuse.

Oswego County------------
2/9: A SNOWY OWL was seen at Oswego Harbor. It was seen up to the 11th. 2/11: One ICELAND and one GLAUCOUS GULL were seen at Indian Point on the Oswego River north of Fulton. An ICELAND GULL was seen on Lake Ontario from Lakeview Road near the Ontario Bible Camp.

Oneida county------------
2/8: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on Skinner Road west of Westmoreland.

Herkimer County------------
2/6: A SNOWY OWL was seen near Rt. 29 In Fairfield.


---end transcript
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