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 Sandpiper. 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. Cheers, -------- "I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence." ~ Frederick Douglass 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 > (__/) > (= '.'=) > (") _ (") > Sent from somewhere in the field using my mobile device! Andrew Baksh www.birdingdude.blogspot.com -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L 3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01 Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --