1.       I certainly hope the Raven didn’t get mixed up with Pseudomonas 
mendocina, sounds gruesome.

2.       Just cause you never saw a colony of mastodons doesn’t mean there 
weren’t any.




(Ok, ‘nuff on this.)


From: bounce-121563669-3714...@list.cornell.edu 
[mailto:bounce-121563669-3714...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Peter Reisfeld
Sent: Friday, May 26, 2017 9:27 PM
To: Rick <rc...@nyc.rr.com>
Cc: Jay D <naturephotograp...@gmail.com>; & [NYSBIRDS] 
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] nysbirds-l digest: May 26, 2017


That’s ridiculous.  Mastodons don’t congregate in colonies.  It’s obviously 
pseudomonas mendocina. 



On May 26, 2017, at 7:35 AM, Rick <rc...@nyc.rr.com <mailto:rc...@nyc.rr.com> > 


Pleistocene Mastodon? 


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"Raven attacking PM colony"

What does "PM" mean?


On Fri, May 26, 2017 at 12:09 AM, & [NYSBIRDS] digest < 
<mailto:nysbird...@list.cornell.edu> nysbird...@list.cornell.edu> wrote:

NYSBIRDS-L Digest for Friday, May 26, 2017.

1. Swainson's Warbler yes. Prospect Park
2. Raven in Shelter Island
3. Re: Henslow's Sparrow
4. Swainson's Warbler Prospect Park
5. Red necked Phalarope on Staten Island
6. Swainson's Warbler persists in Prospect Park Mid Wood area circa 3PM Thursday
7. Raven attacking PM colony
8. Prospect park Swainson's warbler kings
9. RBA Buffalo Bird Report 25 May 2017
10. eBird.org <http://ebird.org> : Recent Additions to County Checklists
11. Franklin's Gull, shorebirds - Niagara and Orleans Counties


Subject: Swainson's Warbler yes. Prospect Park
From: Rob Bate < <mailto:robsb...@gmail.com> robsb...@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 May 2017 07:24:48 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

Tom Stephenson reports the Swainson's Warbler is still present in the Midwood 
area of Prospect Park. Same area as yesterday.

Rob Bate

Subject: Raven in Shelter Island
From: Orhan Birol < <mailto:orhanbir...@gmail.com> orhanbir...@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 May 2017 10:19:51 -0400
X-Message-Number: 2

Not sure reportable any more but there was a Raven soaring and calling over
my house yesterday evening.
Orhan Birol
Shelter Island


Subject: Re: Henslow's Sparrow
From: Anders Peltomaa < <mailto:anders.pelto...@gmail.com> 
Date: Thu, 25 May 2017 10:41:53 -0400
X-Message-Number: 3

Brilliant photos of the Henslow's Sparrow at Shawangunk posted by Felipe
Pimentel to New York Birders Facebook page.
The photo album is public so it should be viewable on the web, without
Facebook account.


good birding,

Anders Peltomaa

On Wed, May 24, 2017 at 4:59 PM, syschiff < <mailto:icte...@optonline.net> 
icte...@optonline.net> wrote:

> Henslow's Sparrow update
> This species was long a resident on the grass lands of the Saratoga
> Battlefields. The staff found that the birds needed to have the grass
> burned or cut for the habitat to be maintained and for them to continue to
> breed in the area.  So they cut the grass at the proper time of year all
> over. And the sparrows disappeared.  What subsequent research discovered
> was, the Henslow's Sparrows breed in second and third year growth. You
> can't cut the grass every year. You have to rotate your cutting.
> Attempts to reintroduce this species anywhere has been mostly a total
> failure. Hence, the sighting of a singing bird in the Shawangunk Grassland
>   is an *extraordinary event.*  They are doing every thing right.  It's a
> great place to visit and it's a paradise for birders looking for grassland
> birds. They have parking, viewing platforms and blinds.
> The bird song is unique. They sing loudly from a clump top but are can be
> hard to see. Lets not go playing songs and chasing the bird. Be patient and
> look. This is a new breeding area and we need them to be successful now and
> for the future.
> Sy Schiff
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Subject: Swainson's Warbler Prospect Park
From: Adrian Burke < <mailto:aburke...@gmail.com> aburke...@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 May 2017 20:09:48 +0000
X-Message-Number: 4

The Swainson's Warbler was seen about 30 minutes ago in same location as
before, foraging in the patch of woods where a large fallen tree lies right
next to a woodchip path. It showed briefly up close, but then vanished and
I haven't seen it again since. Not a lot of people around, except a shady
guy with a bike who did a lit of staring.

Adrian Burke, Manhattan


Subject: Red necked Phalarope on Staten Island
From: Anthony Ciancimino < <mailto:sibirdwatc...@yahoo.com> 
Date: Thu, 25 May 2017 16:20:23 -0400
X-Message-Number: 5

Currently have a Red necked Phalarope at the Parallel Pond (pond that parallels 
Sharrott Avenue) at the Cemetery of the Resurrection on the south shore of 
Staten Island. Bird is foraging in the pond amongst emergent plants. 
Unfortunately, The cemetery closes at 4:30 PM

-Anthony Ciancimino

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Subject: Swainson's Warbler persists in Prospect Park Mid Wood area circa 3PM 
From: Richard Fleming < <mailto:richardarthurflem...@gmail.com> 
Date: Thu, 25 May 2017 16:52:20 -0400
X-Message-Number: 6

I am grateful to two gentlemen who were walking west on Center Drive for
steering me in the direction of the Prospect Park Swainson's warbler, which
persists in Mid Wood as of 3PM despite the unceasing rain. Walking East on
Center Drive, I took a left on the paved path that starts at the gap in the
long line of shipping containers. Very soon this crosses a dirt/wood-chip
path, but I continued on. I then took another right on the second (or is
the third?) such path, one which has a mighty fallen trunk running along
the first fifty feet of the path, along the right side. Near an area where
several paths cross, about 100 feet in along this trail, I had the
Swainson's twice, with about a half an hour passing in-between. Although
the gentlemen I had met said they had heard the bird singing "some eight
times in two hours," I did not hear it sing at all, over about 45 minutes.
Best of luck if you go, and may you have better weather. --Richard Fleming

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Subject: Raven attacking PM colony
From: Orhan Birol < <mailto:orhanbir...@gmail.com> orhanbir...@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 May 2017 16:53:36 -0400
X-Message-Number: 7

Now I know why the Raven was soaring over my house for a while last night.
It dived into the colony,five minutes ago, I am sure it was unable to grab
one. The PM's in hot pursuit it flew east.
Orhan Birol
Shelter Island


Subject: Prospect park Swainson's warbler kings
From:  <mailto:prosb...@aol.com> prosb...@aol.com
Date: Thu, 25 May 2017 16:58:51 -0400
X-Message-Number: 8

>From Daisy : Swainson's Warbler just seen here: 40.664290,-73.966332

This is north Midwood by road fork as of 450 pm

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Subject: RBA Buffalo Bird Report 25 May 2017
From: David Suggs < <mailto:dsu...@buffaloornithologicalsociety.org> 
Date: Thu, 25 May 2017 19:57:41 -0400
X-Message-Number: 9

* New York
* Buffalo
* 05/25/2017
* NYBU1705.25
- Birds mentioned

  Please submit reports to

  Peregrine Falcon
  Semipalmated Plover
  Spotted Sandpiper
  Ruddy Turnstone
  Semipalm. Sandpiper
  Least Sandpiper
  White-r. Sandpiper
  Short-b. Dowitcher
  Red-headed Wdpkr.
  Gray-cheeked Thrush
  Swainson's Thrush
  Pine Warbler
  Blackpoll Warbler
  Lincoln's Sparrow
  Orchard Oriole

- Transcript
  Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date: 05/25/2017
  Number:  <tel:716-896-1271> 716-896-1271
  To Report: Same
  Compiler: David F. Suggs
  Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
  Website:  <http://www.buffaloornithologicalsociety.org/> 

  Thursday, May 25, 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

  Highlights of reports received May 18 through
  May 25 from the Niagara Frontier Region.

  The very rare BLACK-NECKED STILT at the
  Iroquois Refuge was refound on May 23 at Kumpf
  Marsh, at Route 77 and Feeder Road.

  Also very rare, especially in spring -
  HUDSONIAN GODWIT, May 20, along Youngstown-
  Wilson Road, just west of Fitch Road in the
  Niagara County Town of Wilson. Other shorebirds
  at this location - SEMIPALMATED PLOVER,

  WHIMBREL are migrating on the north shore of
  Lake Erie. May 23, three WHIMBRELS on the
  lakeshore in Fort Erie, Ontario, with RUDDY

  An unexpected location for SANDERLING - the
  wetland at Ridge Lea and Bailey Avenue in
  Amherst on the 23rd, with continuing

  SEMIPALM. SANDPIPERS are now being reported at
  the Mosaic Ponds, north of Rock Point Park in
  Ontario, and an AMER. WHITE PELICAN was still
  at the ponds on the 24th.

  ORCHARD ORIOLES around the Lake Erie shores -
  Woodlawn Beach in Hamburg at the south end of
  Woodlawn Avenue, and in Ontario at Old Fort
  Erie, Morgan's Point and the Mosaic Ponds.

  Warblers were widely reported, with BLACKPOLL
  WARBLERS joining the migrants on the 18th. Of
  note, two PINE WARBLERS near the monument at
  Old Fort Erie.

  Also this week - RED-HEADED WDPKR. at Beaver
  Island State Park on Grand Island. In Buffalo,
  a reported PEREGRINE FALCON at the Veteran's
  Hospital, and at Forest Lawn, SWAINSON'S THRUSH
  SPARROWS at several locations.

  The Bird Report will be updated Thursday
  evening, June 1. Please call in your sightings
  by noon Thursday. You may report sightings
  after the tone. Thank you for calling and

- End Transcript


Subject: eBird.org <http://ebird.org> : Recent Additions to County Checklists
From: Ben Cacace < <mailto:bcac...@gmail.com> bcac...@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 May 2017 20:30:09 -0400
X-Message-Number: 10

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 wiki click the 'Overview' link on the 'Explore a
Location' line:
—  <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Birding+in+New+York> 

Yellow highlights a species added for the first time over the past few

*Lewis County:* < <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Lewis> 
Black-bellied Plover (19-May-2017)

*Niagara County:* < <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Niagara> 
Piping Plover (22-May-2017)

*St. Lawrence County:* < <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/St> 
http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/St. Lawrence>
Forster's Tern (11-May-2017)

*Wayne County:* < <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Wayne> 
Yellow-throated Warbler (23-May-2017)

*Putnam County:* < <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Putnam> 
Golden-winged Warbler (Removed)

Ben Cacace
Manhattan, NYC
Wiki for NYS eBird Hotspots
< <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Birding+in+New+York> 
Facebook Discussion for NYS eBird Hotspots: Q & A
< <https://www.facebook.com/groups/NYeBirdHotspots/> 


Subject: Franklin's Gull, shorebirds - Niagara and Orleans Counties
From: Willie D'Anna < <mailto:dannapot...@roadrunner.com> 
Date: Thu, 25 May 2017 21:04:47 -0400
X-Message-Number: 11

After the drenching rain this morning, Joel Strong and I got out to look
over the fields to see what shorebirds, if any, had dropped in.

On Youngstown-Wilson Road, just west of Fitch, there were:

75 Dunlin

11 Least Sandpipers

3 White-rumped Sandpipers

100 Semipalmated Sandpipers

18 Short-billed Dowitchers

2 Spotted Sandpipers

On the Lower Lake Road - Burgess Road join, there were:

2 American Wigeon

1 Semipalmated Plover

56 Dunlin

1 Least Sandpiper

1 White-rumped Sandpiper

46 Semipalmated Sandpipers

9 Short-billed Dowitchers

2 dowitcher species (possibly Long-billed)

The highlight here was a FRANKLIN'S GULL with a few hundred Ring-billed and
Herring Gulls. Unfortunately, it did not stay long, as an immature Bald
Eagle came over and all the gulls flew off. It was probably a second-cycle
bird, though possibly an adult that had not yet molted in its hood. Poor
photos were obtained:  <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37144462> 

On the Orleans County side of Niagara-Orleans Countyline Road, there were:

4 Black-bellied Plovers

75 Dunlin

55 Semipalmated Sandpipers

On Lower Lake Road, just east of Johnson Creek Road, there were:

10 Black-bellied Plovers

19 Dunlin

2 dowitcher species (seen very briefly)

Good birding!



Willie D'Anna

Wilson, NY

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