Queens May 1st:

Alley Pond Park: 73 species with 18 species of Warblers. Highlights included 
KENTUCKY and HOODED Warbler. Also Solitary Sandpiper.

Oakland Lake: Quieter than Alley but that was much later in the day so who 
knows what I missed. Highlights there were Orchard Oriole and Solitary 

Forest Park Waterhole. Quiet with only 7 species of warblers. Highlights 
included Solitary Sandpiper and Rusty Blackbirds.

Brooklyn May 2nd:

Bush Terminal Park. Exciting to see a Raven carrying food as I have observed a 
pair in the area several times and then only one bird. Leading to the suspicion 
that one was on a nest somewhere.

Prospect Park: I missed some of the action as I got there later in the AM. 
Parking is such a drag around there. I did see and chatted with a couple of 
Brooklyn Birders, learning about some migrants which included, Tennessee 
Warbler, Hooded Warbler and Yellow-throated Vireo.

Dreier-Offerman Park: Quite windy in the afternoon, possibly keeping things 
down but I managed to pull out a couple of decent birds including: SUMMER 
TANAGER (female), Indigo Buntings and White-crowned Sparrow (Adult).

Brooklyn Army Terminal Pier 4: After missing this bird in my last few visits, I 
was pleasantly surprised to see the continuing 1st CY Iceland Gull. A much 
better sighting than the body that was fished out of the water near the pier on 
Sunday (be careful out there).

Regarding Sy Schiff's post on the water levels on the East Pond at Jamaica Bay. 
I had asked NPS management for the water level to be lowered for Spring 
migration. I will bring it up again although the window is already shrinking in 
making this a reality in time. 

If you are concerned about the East Pond water level for Spring shorebird 
migration and would like to voice your concerns. Please call or write to 
Patricia Rafferty at 718-354-4625 or patricia_raffe...@nps.gov Alternatively, 
you could also contact the superintendent of Gateway Jennifer Nersesian at 
718-345-4665 or jen_nerses...@nps.gov

Finally, a shout out and thanks to all the folks who continue to use the list 
serves to report their sightings. Especially, Peter Reisfeld whose efforts to 
keep us posted on radar activities is truly an act of altruism.


"I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of 
others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence." ~ Frederick 

風 Swift as the wind
林 Quiet as the forest
火 Conquer like the fire
山 Steady as the mountain
Sun Tzu  The Art of War

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Andrew Baksh

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