- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Oct. 26, 2018
* NYNY1810.26

- Birds mentioned
PURPLE GALLINULE+
SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Tundra Swan
EURASIAN WIGEON
Redhead
Cory's Shearwater
American Bittern
CATTLE EGRET
GOLDEN EAGLE
HUDSONIAN GODWIT
MARBLED GODWIT
Long-billed Dowitcher
Bonaparte's Gull
BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE
POMARINE JAEGER
Parasitic Jaeger
Northern Flicker
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
American Robin
Orange-crowned Warbler
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER (western subspecies "Audubon's" form)
Yellow-breasted Chat
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
Vesper Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
Nelson's Sparrow
BLUE GROSBEAK
DICKCISSEL
Red-winged Blackbird
Purple Finch
Pine Siskin
EVENING GROSBEAK

- Transcript

If followed by (+) please submit documentation of your report
electronically and use the NYSARC online submission form found at
http://www.nybirds.org/NYSARC/goodreport.htm

You can also send reports and digital image files via email to nysarc44
(at)nybirds{dot}org.

If electronic submission is not possible, hardcopy reports and photos or
sketches are welcome. Hardcopy documentation should be mailed to:

        Gary Chapin - Secretary
        NYS Avian Records Committee (NYSARC)
        125 Pine Springs Drive
        Ticonderoga, NY 12883

Hotline: New York City Area Rare Bird Alert
Number: (212) 979-3070

Compilers: Tom Burke and Tony Lauro
Coverage: New York City, Long Island, Westchester County

Transcriber: Ben Cacace

BEGIN TAPE

Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, October 26th
2018 at 8pm. The highlights of today's tape are PURPLE GALLINULE,
SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER, EURASIAN WIGEON, CATTLE EGRET, MARBLED GODWIT,
HUDSONIAN GODWIT, BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE, POMARINE JAEGER, GOLDEN EAGLE,
Audubon's form of YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, EVENING GROSBEAK, CLAY-COLORED
SPARROW, BLUE GROSBEAK, DICKCISSEL and much more.

An interesting week with good rarities at either end of Long Island and a
lot in between.

The immature PURPLE GALLINULE, found last Friday afternoon in Prospect
Park, happily continued around the east side of Prospect Park Lake at least
through Wednesday with no reports since then. That area also produced other
interesting birds including a warbler catching AMERICAN BITTERN on Sunday
and a NELSON'S SPARROW to Monday.

Out in the Montauk area a SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER was found Saturday at
the Deep Hollow Dude Ranch mostly using fences on the south side of Route
27 perhaps the same SCISSOR-TAILED that had spent awhile previously in the
Albany area. The flycatcher has not been reported out there since Sunday.

A drake EURASIAN WIGEON was still at the Marine Park Salt Marsh Nature
Center in Brooklyn today and while on Brooklyn waterfowl we apologize for a
report of TUNDRA SWAN last Friday in Brooklyn it was actually an immature
Mute Swan. Waterfowl variety locally does continue to increase including 3
REDHEAD showing up a Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Tuesday. A CATTLE EGRET
was present for a short while along Ocean Parkway just east of Jones Beach
State Park last Sunday. At Jones Beach West End 5 MARBLED GODWITS were
still present on the bar off the Coast Guard Station yesterday and 2
HUDSONIAN GODWITS were still at Miller Field on Staten Island on Monday. Up
to 4 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS continue at Santapogue Creek off Venetian
Boulevard in West Babylon. Late this afternoon an active congregation of
birds off Robert Moses State Park field 2 included, among the gulls and
terns, 8 BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKES and 65 BONAPARTE'S GULLS along with a very
interested group of 10 PARASITIC JAEGERS and a single POMARINE JAEGER.
Another such gathering off Montauk Point last Saturday featured 100s of
CORY'S SHEARWATERS and 4 PARASITIC JAEGERS.

The hawk season continues and GOLDEN EAGLES have appeared locally including
one over Inwood Hill Park in northern Manhattan Sunday and another at
Marshlands Conservancy in Rye Wednesday these overshadowed by the record
128 counted Thursday at Franklin Mountain in Oneonta.  A heavy coastal Long
Island flight of landbirds Thursday morning included expected species like
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD, NORTHERN FLICKER and AMERICAN
ROBIN but also heavy numbers of PURPLE FINCHES and PINE SISKINS the latter
fueling the hope of a good winter finch flight coming up. A few EVENING
GROSBEAKS have already appeared regionally including one Wednesday at
Sunken Meadow State Park and on Thursday 2 at the north end of Central Park
and another in Setauket. The massive arrival of YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS
included an Audubon's form found Tuesday at Pine Neck Sanctuary in East
Quogue.

A few ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS were noted this week and 2 YELLOW-BREASTED
CHATS visited downtown Manhattan parks to mid week. BLUE GROSBEAKS were
reported from Prospect Park Saturday and Kissena Park Monday with a
DICKCISSEL at Jones Beach West End Saturday.

CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS included one at Floyd Bennett Field last weekend, one
at Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn to today and 2 in Kissena Park
yesterday. GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS were noted at Robert Moses State Park
Monday and Jones Beach West End Wednesday while higher than normal VESPER
SPARROWS included 6 at Croton Point Park Monday, 5 on Staten Island and 2
on Governors Island Sunday and 2 at Jones Beach West End Tuesday with
several others around. NELSON'S SPARROWS included one in Central Park
Sunday.

Among the plethora of rather late migrants still being seen was an apparent
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER at Owl's Head Park in Brooklyn today.

To phone in reports on Long Island, call Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126, or
call Tom Burke at (914) 967-4922.

This service is sponsored by the Linnaean Society of New York and the
National Audubon Society. Thank you for calling.

- End transcript

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