Might I ask what on Earth it is you're doing wasting the entire State of
New York's birding community's internet bandwidth by making this comment?
Perhaps if these "night goggles" are indeed tangible objects I suggest
applying them before venturing out to Jones Beach before sunrise; maybe you
will properly observe Black-throated Green Warblers that way.
I hope I didn't select "reply all" as you did.
Phillip W. Magnussen
Iceland & Long Island
On Sat, Sep 23, 2017 at 10:20 PM, Tyler Goldstein <
> Northern Waterthrushes are apparently easy to find with night goggles.
> Tyler Goldstein,
> Jericho, NY
> On Saturday, September 23, 2017, GQ <gle...@verizon.net> wrote:
>> It was a much, much warmer morning than I thought it would be in the
>> preserve this morning. I wore long pants and a long sleeve Henley and by
>> the time 11AM rolled around, I was a disgusting gobbet of sweat.
>> Despite these conditions, there were still a lot more migrants than I
>> thought would be there, including some birds that I don’t normally see in
>> numbers until October.
>> The only real highlight was an early Lincoln’s Sparrow. I’ll have to
>> check my records to see if I’ve ever had one here before October.
>> White-throated Sparrows are in, (about 6) and also Eastern Phoebe (also,
>> about 6). Lot’s of Northern Flickers (near 35). 2 Swamp Sparrows and an
>> out-of-place Chipping Sparrow by the pond suggested some kind of early
>> sparrow movement.
>> Warblers were as follows:
>> Northern Parula-5
>> Black-throated Blue-7
>> Black-throated Green-3
>> Blackburnian-4 (all together)
>> Common Yellowthroat-1
>> American Redstart-2
>> Other migrants included Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Great-Crested Flycatcher,
>> Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Red-eyed Vireo, White-eyed Vireo, Scarlet Tanager
>> (3), Rose-breasted Grosbeak (5).
>> Only one hawk, a Sharp-shinned, terrorizing the flickers around the pond.
>> I have not seen a single Northern Waterthrush since the fall migration
>> began. Any comments on this?
>> PS: If you’re thinking of birding the preserve tomorrow (24th), it’s
>> Village Day. It might be OK at 8AM but it will soon descend into a
>> cacophony of screaming children and parents running around everywhere......
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