*NY County Highlights* (Winter rankings):

• Brant (18+), Gadwall (9+), Hooded Merganser (male) & Red-breasted
Merganser (3).

Spotted several score of Ring-billed Gulls settling on a portion of the
Harlem River shortly before low tide anticipating where the mud flats would
be exposed just a few minutes after they arrived. They were here in good
numbers yesterday feeding on the flats.

*1st hour*: *16 spp.*; *2nd*: *+2 (45 min.)* = *18 spp.*

Full checklist w/images: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42466845

There's a pair of Red-tailed Hawks in East Harlem that perch on the towers
of the Robert F. Kennedy (Triboro) Bridge spanning the Harlem River. I've
seen both a light & a dark belly banded hawk in the area. Yesterday the
darker bird was seen flying from Randall's Island with a branch in its bill
and carrying it towards 1st Ave. on Manhattan along 119th St. I tried
locating the hawk & possible nest with no luck.

Both hawks can be seen on the RFK Bridge on this checklist from 26-Jan-2018:
• https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42256985

iNaturalist Project for Harlem River, 107th-125th St. + Pier 107:
• https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/harlem-river-90th-125th-st-pier-107
Ben Cacace
Manhattan, NYC
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NYSbirds-L List Info:

1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L
3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01

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