Extra-limital, but in the northeast (and quite possible the 2 species noted had 
passed thru NY air-space, including NY's ocean waters) are Frigatebird 
sightings from coastal Maine (Stratton Island, & Prout’s Neck), & the Brown 
Booby at Windham, New Hampshire that’s been widely noted to several 
list-serves.  Details, notes, etc. are up on each state’s birding list-serves, 
and of course, other online media.  The Frigatebird on the Maine coast was just 
reported today, Mon. 6/12. The N.H. Booby is reported as lingering to just now, 
~ 4 p.m. on this Mon. afternoon.

Just to make at least one note on local birds, in N.Y. City’s Central Park, 
there was still a singing male Mourning Warbler, which seemed to shut up by 
around 6:30 a.m., this at “Iphigene’s Walk”, which is within the NE quadrant of 
the Ramble area of Central.  It’s even starting to get a bit “late” for that 
species still on migration, esp. for a male.  Other migrants seemed sparse, and 
nesting birds were going pretty quiet by around 7 a.m. in the increasing 
warmth.  A male Wood Duck was again noted at the CP reservoir (east side nr. 
about 93-94th, early a.m.) but a grebe was not, although a horned grebe present 
thru Sun. (6/11) there may of course still be lingering, or might have moved on 
as would be most expected by now.

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Much farther from NY, but of possible interest to those who enjoy peeking in on 
various “nest-cams” -
We now have a working webcam on our first Pigeon Guillemot pair nesting in the 
boxes under the OSU Ship Operations Dock! You can follow their progress live 
(day or night) at:   http://webcam.oregonstate.edu/pigu

The pair settled into full-time incubation around June 2nd, after the eggs were 
laid on May 25th and 28th. Thanks again for everyone's help to make this 
possible, and please spread the word to anyone who might be interested!

Dr. Donald E. Lyons, Assistant Professor (Senior Research) and Instructor
[ Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University ]

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"A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty 
of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise." - Aldo Leopold  
(1887–1948), U.S. wildlife biologist, conservationist, professor, author, best 
known for his book "A Sand County Almanac" (1949), which has sold more than two 
million copies.

Good -and ethical- birding,

Tom Fiore


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