Thanks Deborah Martin for the Nickerson parking info!

On Fri, Jun 9, 2017 at 12:15 AM, & [NYSBIRDS] digest <
nysbird...@list.cornell.edu> wrote:

> NYSBIRDS-L Digest for Friday, June 09, 2017.
>
> 1. Purple Martin Croton Point Park
> 2. =?UTF-8?B?TmVsc29ucyBzcGFycm93IHBsdW1iIGJlYWNoIFlFUw==?=
> 3. Kentucky Warbler, Central Park, NYC 6/8
> 4. Jamaica Bay - Least Bittern YES
> 5. Marshlands Conservancy, Westchester County, Boat-tailed Grackle
> 6. Nickerson Beach, Nassau - Fee Details
> 7. Cupsugue terns
> 8. RBA Buffalo Bird Report 08 Jun 2017
>
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>
> Subject: Purple Martin Croton Point Park
> From: Larry Trachtenberg <trachtenb...@amsllp.com>
> Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2017 11:50:05 +0000
> X-Message-Number: 1
>
> There was a single Purple Martin perched on a bar of the newly installed
> martin complex at Croton Point Park this morning (7:05-7:15 a.m.). One of
> the houses is occupied by tree swallows but when buzzed by a swallow the
> martin did not seem concerned; indeed it took a pass at the swallow
> occupied house and re-perched to continue pruning. To my knowledge there
> are no breeding martin colonies in Westchester County. The bird appears to
> be juvenile not adult female. I am not sure how it can find and alert
> adults to this new construction, not to mention the river views, plenty of
> food, and winter cleaning service. But of course young folks are trumped by
> older folks all the time even when the adults would be well served to
> listen to the youth.
>
> Thanks to Charlie Roberto, Anne Swaim and John Phillips for their efforts
> in establishing a Westchester martin colony.
>
> L. Trachtenberg
> Ossining
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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> Subject: =?UTF-8?B?TmVsc29ucyBzcGFycm93IHBsdW1iIGJlYWNoIFlFUw==?=
> From: =?UTF-8?B?QXJpZSBHaWxiZXJ0?= <ariegilb...@optonline.net>
> Date: Thu, 08 Jun 2017 15:10:28 +0300
> X-Message-Number: 2
>
>
> Possibly 2
> Best at high tide
> Found / heard by Mike snouty
> Arie Gilbert
> No. Babylon NY
> www.powerbirder.blogspot
> www.qcbirdclub.org
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> Sent from Loretta in the field
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> Subject: Kentucky Warbler, Central Park, NYC 6/8
> From: Thomas Fiore <tom...@earthlink.net>
> Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2017 08:20:01 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 3
>
> Thursday, 8 June, 2017
> Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City
>
> A late-spring surprise after a fairly quiet morning walk in the Ramble was
> the finding of a singing male Kentucky Warbler, near the park’s East Drive,
> directly across from the (west side of) the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and
> in the rather confined, but densely shrubby cover on the NE, east, & SE
> sides of the very tall monolithic stone 'Cleopatra’s Needle', which is very
> prominent in that area & has a single walkway to its base.  I heard, & very
> briefly saw, the Kentucky work its way in the thickest part on the
> southeast slope-side, while it sang about 15 times from around 6:30 - 6:50
> this morning.   Adding to the initial confusion from this, a male Mourning
> Warbler piped up from the nearby trees, & seemed to be circling around,
> though I last saw & heard the Mourning go to the east side of the park
> roadway (closer to the Met. Museum)… the Kentucky sang more often than did
> the Mouring, while I was there.  There seemed to be few other migrants in
> the Ramble section at least in very early morning, and one would expect a
> majority of healthy migrants to have moved on, given the excellent
> conditions for doing so, Wed. night into this a.m.
>
> Perhaps another try later on, but it won’t be too surprising should any
> warblers be fairly quiet as the morning & the day go along. Best chances
> might be in late afternoon or even early evening. And then there might also
> be a skimmer-watch, as that species has fairly regularly turned up in
> Central (oddly) in early summer foraging session, mainly seen in evening
> hours, although on some past occasions also in early mornings, & much more
> rarely in full day-times. Referring to Black Skimmer, of course…
>
> -  -  -  -
> "Have we fallen into a mesmerized state that makes us accept as inevitable
> that which is inferior or detrimental, as though having lost the will or
> the vision to demand that which is good?”   - Rachel Carson (1907-1964;
> marine biologist, conservationist, author whose books include ‘Silent
> Spring’.  Sir David Attenborough has remarked that that book may have had
> an effect on science second only to Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of
> Species”.)
>
> good -and ethical- birding,
>
> Tom Fiore
> manhattan
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>
> Subject: Jamaica Bay - Least Bittern YES
> From: Michael Zito <michaelz...@gmail.com>
> Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2017 09:11:07 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 4
>
> The least bittern continues at JBay, heard with Arie Gilbert.
>
> Mike Z.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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> Subject: Marshlands Conservancy, Westchester County, Boat-tailed Grackle
> From: Gail Benson <gbenso...@gmail.com>
> Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2017 11:00:39 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 5
>
> A singing male  Boat-tailed Grackle, still rare in Westchester County,
> continues at Marshlands Conservancy in Rye. The Grackle is with a drake
> Long-tailed Duck on an offshore island off Parson's Island.  As this is now
> count period, this will constitute a new record for the 54 year old
> Greenwich-Stamford summer bird count.
>   Tom Burke & Gail Benson
>
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>
> Subject: Nickerson Beach, Nassau - Fee Details
> From: Deborah Martin <marti...@optonline.net>
> Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2017 12:37:49 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 6
>
> I stopped in at the administrative office at Nickerson to check on the
> details regarding the parking fees.
> Nickerson is a Nassau County (not NY state) property.  Fees are collected
> daily - including from seniors.
> Fees are collected from 9 am to 4 pm.  If you arrive before 9, you can
> enter without a fee and your car can remain in the lot once fees start
> being collected - there won't be anyone looking for a receipt/ticket on the
> dashboard.  If you arrive after 4, there won't be toll takers collecting a
> fee.
> From 9-4 fees are:
> Fee for Nassau County residents who have a Leisure Pass is $12.
> Fee for those who do not have a Leisure Pass is $35.
>
>
>
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>
> Subject: Cupsugue terns
> From: <lstoc...@optonline.net>
> Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2017 17:21:28 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 7
>
> Jim Cullen and I visited the flats at Cupsogue this afternoon and were
> rewarded with, despite the cold, a Roseate and a Black tern.Overall numbers
> of birds were quite low.
> thanks
> Lee Stocker
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>
> Subject: RBA Buffalo Bird Report 08 Jun 2017
> From: David Suggs <dsu...@buffaloornithologicalsociety.org>
> Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2017 20:28:29 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 8
>
> - RBA
> * New York
> * Buffalo
> * 06/08/2017
> * NYBU1706.08
> - Birds mentioned
>
>   -------------------------------------------
>   Please submit reports to
>   dsu...@buffaloornithologicalsociety.org
>   -------------------------------------------
>
>   BROWN PELICAN
>   WILSON'S PHALAROPE
>   American Bittern
>   Least Bittern
>   Bl.-cr. Night-Heron
>   Trumpeter Swan
>   Bald Eagle
>   Black-bellied Plover
>   Semipalmated Plover
>   Killdeer
>   Spotted Sandpiper
>   Semipalm. Sandpiper
>   Least Sandpiper
>   White-r. Sandpiper
>   Baird's Sandpiper
>   Dunlin
>   Short-b. Dowitcher
>   L. Black-b. Gull
>   Black Tern
>   Black-billed Cuckoo
>   Yellow-billed Cuckoo
>   Whip-poor-will
>   Alder Flycatcher
>   Gray-cheeked Thrush
>   Swainson's Thrush
>   Northern Mockingbird
>   Cedar Waxwing
>   Yellow-thr. Vireo
>   Red-eyed Vireo
>   Cerulean Warbler
>   Canada Warbler
>   Yellow-br. Chat
>
> - Transcript
>   Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
>   Date: 06/08/2017
>   Number: 716-896-1271
>   To Report: Same
>   Compiler: David F. Suggs
>   Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
>   Website: www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org
>
>   Thursday, June 8, 2017
>
>   The Buffalo Bird Report is a service provided
>   by your Buffalo Museum of Science and the
>   Buffalo Ornithological Society. To contact the
>   Science Museum, call 896-5200. Press the pound
>   key to report sightings before the end of this
>   report.
>
>   Highlights of reports received June 1 through
>   June 8 from the Niagara Frontier Region.
>
>   The BROWN PELICAN on the upper Niagara River
>   was last reported June 4, off Black Rock Park
>   in Buffalo.
>
>   Shorebird migrants are still present. In
>   Niagara County, a WILSON'S PHALAROPE from May
>   31 to June 2, along Wilson-Youngstown Road,
>   west of Fitch Road, in Wilson. In the Town of
>   Somerset, at Lower Lake and Burgess Roads - 12
>   SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, 285 SEMIPALM. SANDPIPERS,
>   1 WHITE-R. SANDPIPER, 5 DUNLIN, 7 SHORT-B.
>   DOWITCHERS, numbers of KILLDEER and SPOTTED
>   SANDPIPER, and a L. BLACK-B. GULL.
>
>   In Ontario, shorebirds at the Mosaic Ponds,
>   north of Rock Point Provincial Park in
>   Dunnville, included BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER,
>   SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, 20 SEMIPALM. SANDPIPERS,
>   LEAST SANDPIPER and a probable BAIRD'S
>   SANDPIPER.
>
>   Also in Ontario, heard at the Wainfleet Bog
>   along Wilson Road, at least 6 WHIP-POOR-WILLS,
>   YELLOW-BR. CHAT, YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO and
>   BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO.
>
>   Later migrants on June 3 - GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH,
>   SWAINSON'S THRUSH and CANADA WARBLER in a Town
>   of Wilson yard.
>
>   Summer residents in the Tonawanda Wildlife
>   Management Area, along Owens Road, ALDER
>   FLYCATCHER, YELLOW-THR. VIREO, RED-EYED VIREO
>   and two CERULEAN WARBLERS. At Cayuga Pool in
>   the Iroquois Refuge, 2 AMERICAN BITTERNS, LEAST
>   BITTERN, 15 BLACK TERNS, 14 BL.-CR. NIGHT-
>   HERONS and 2 TRUMPETER SWANS.
>
>   Also this week - CEDAR WAXWING feeding on
>   berries in a Cheektowaga yard. NORTHERN
>   MOCKINGBIRD on River Road in North Tonawanda.
>   And in the Lake Ontario Plains, a probable sub-
>   adult BALD EAGLE taking prey from two adult
>   BALD EAGLES.
>
>   The final BOS meeting of the season will be the
>   annual picnic at Tifft Nature Preserve in
>   Buffalo, at 6 PM on Wednesday, June 14. Bring
>   your meal and expect an evening hike through
>   the preserve. Visitors are always welcome at
>   BOS meetings.
>
>   The Bird Report will be updated Thursday
>   evening, June 15. Please call in your sightings
>   by noon Thursday. You may report sightings
>   after the tone. Thank you for calling and
>   reporting.
>
> - End Transcript
>
>
>
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> END OF DIGEST
>
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