Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018 - GOLDEN Eagle is a rarity for Manhattan, & one has been sighted moving south-west from the n. end of the island; this day could bring more, with strong winds from the northwest all day.
Much migration ongoing thru mid-day in Manhattan, being seen from all points of the island as well as the 'outer isles’ and skies above (New York County, that is), with, among others, BOTH species of Vulture being reported migrating, & various raptors including multiple Bald Eagles, and such typical mid-late fall migrants as E. BLUEBIRD (more than 30 have moved thru Central Park alone, & some may be sticking a while; this after Sat’s. single vanguard was reported at Fort Tryon Park in n. Manhattan), many more in the sparrow tribe (at least 10 species plus E. Towhee & Dark-eyed Junco already being reported for N.Y. County this day), and also icterids including a couple of orioles (all apparent Baltimore), & a nice finch flight with some Pine Siskins, & many more Purple Finches, also American Goldfinches, & a wide variety of other species; plenty more sightings/reports at a later time / date. There’s been a strong movement of Blue Jays, American Robins, and among the mentioned icteridae, Red-winged Blackbirds & Common Grackles, as well as other diurnal migrants. Lots more to see… - - On the shore of Connecticut’s Long Island Sound have been reported sightings of CAVE Swallows - & that species could be watched for anywhere now. There is also a discussion online of a “Solitary” type vireo seen in Connecticut on Friday 10/19, which has given rise to a chance it was a Cassin’s Vireo; look for more on that from that state’s list-serve & other media. The sightings of Cave Swallow were at least initially at Lighthouse Point S.P., at New Haven, & there were several being seen on 10/21. good birding, Tom Fiore manhattan -- 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://firstname.lastname@example.org/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/ --